Donations of small clothing items and toiletries welcomed

This Christmas, Birmingham Cathedral is welcoming donations of small clothing items and toiletries to help local people in need.

Throughout November and December we are supporting two local organisations in Birmingham City Centre – St Chads Sanctuary and Lets Feed Brum.

The Revd Canon Andy Delmege, Canon Missioner at Birmingham Cathedral, said: “We appreciate that many people want to give something back at this time of year, and we are keen to support local organisations who are providing for those in need. This year, we are asking for donations of small, warm, clothing items and toiletries – new and unopened – that we can used to support asylum seekers and those at risk of homelessness in our communities.

“We would also like to take this opportunity thank everyone for their ongoing generosity, in helping us support our local community and for all donations to the cathedral that enable us to continue our important work throughout the year.”

Due to storage limitations at the cathedral we kindly ask that only the small items outlined below are donated.  These need to be new and unused.

  • Small clothes items – hats, scarfs, gloves, socks, underwear
  • Toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, deodorants etc…

Donations should be handed in at the Birmingham Cathedral charity chalet in Cathedral Square, or to a member of staff in the cathedral during opening times.  For security reasons, please do not leave donations unattended in or outside the cathedral.

If anyone has any questions about collections, please email

About the charities

St Chad’s Sanctuary

St Chad’s Sanctuary is a place of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees in the heart of Birmingham.

The charity is in particular need of donations of items for Christmas presents for teenagers and adults.

It is a voluntary project supported by many partners including St. Chad’s Cathedral and The Salvation Army.

Let’s feed Brum

Let’s Feed Brum is on a mission to make a lasting difference to those experiencing and at risk of homelessness, through food provision, befriending and signposting to relevant services.

The Let’s Feed Brum breakfast club takes place in Cathedral Square every Tuesday and Thursday, where all are welcome to share food and pick up essential supplies.