The NKF operates clothes collections across the UK and holds a Home Office exemption permit to carry out house-to-house collections.

We use a company to operate this service called Recycle Proline Ltd. They use plastic bags, which they post through letter boxes and then a few days later, they return to pick the clothes bags up.

If you receive a bag through the door, please give generously and help our vital work supporting kidney patients.

Our clothes collections will continue for the foreseeable future, but will be reviewed regularly.

All collectors will be taking measures to ensure they comply with the latest coronavirus guidance. All collectors will wear face masks and gloves and hand sanitiser will be available.

Recent news articles have reported that the UK is sending unwanted clothes to Ghana and they have so many it is causing environmental consequences.

The National Kidney Federation undertakes clothes collections around the UK to raise vital funds for kidney patients and encourages recycling.

The company we use quality checks all items collected. This includes every single item of clothing, shoes, bags and bric-a-brac that is donated by supporters.

Items are then sent to where needed, but none of these items are sent to Africa.

If you receive one of our collection bags (above), please support us so we can give kidney patients and their families a brighter future.