Have a clothing clear out and help fund our work.

Adding items to recycling bank

Recycling textiles at one of our BIU banks

BIU Group

Through our recycling partnership with BIU Group, your unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles can earn valuable funds for us.

Our textile banks can be found all across Greater Manchester and Rossendale, meaning that you can easily visit your nearest bank to get rid of all your old gear. Your donations will be sold to second-hand clothing traders in the UK and worldwide, or recycled into mattress filling or insulation if they’re no longer in a wearable condition.


We benefit from an agreed percentage of the proceeds and thanks to generous clothing contributions from the local community an important and valued funding stream has been sustained for the Hospice since the partnership began.

This also means you are not only contributing to affordable clothing supplies for worldwide communities and helping the environment by reducing waste at landfill sites, but benefiting the children and families of Francis House at the same time.

We are so grateful to everyone who frequents our many banks with their unwanted textiles.

Find your nearest textile bank

Clothing recycling bank in Altrincham

Host a clothing bank

Host a bank

Could you host a Francis House textile recycling bank or do you know a place that could host one?

Our banks are supplied and serviced by our textile recycling partners, BIU Group and are approximately 5ft by 5ft steel banks which are placed outside, in car parks or any free space.

Once you’ve agreed to host a bank, a member of the BIU Group team will arrange a date for delivery – it’s as simple as that!  The banks take about 3-4 weeks to arrive and they are emptied approximately every two weeks.

We receive a percentage of the revenue and there is NO cost to Francis House, so each item of clothing collected is a great help.

Our 14 banks brought in over £15,000 last year and the more we have out there, the more money we can make!

The team at BIU Group do everything which means host locations and Francis House have nothing else to do.

If you think you can help us by hosting one of our banks, please get in touch with our fundraiser or call 0161 443 2200 and we will arrange for BIU Group to contact you to discuss the suitability of your space.

Our relationship with BIU is now into its 11th year and we have passed over £150k income. We love working with the team at BIU and hope to continue our partnership for many years to come."

Kate Puc, fundraising officer at Francis House