Selling goods to raise money

Selling goods to raise money 

Selling second-hand goods and donating the profits is a simple way for you to support us that doesn’t cost you, and it helps the planet by contributing to a circular economy which is good for us all!  

There are a number of different ways you can do this. We’ve given some information on the most popular online platforms, but it may be as simple as attending a local car boot sale and donating the proceedings to Mesothelioma UK after. For information on how to pay in money you have raised, see here.   

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more about ways to fundraise, speak to our fundraising team.

Please call 0800 169 2409 and select option 2. 


If you are a keen seller on eBay you could support Mesothelioma UK by donating all or a proportion of your profit to Mesothelioma UK! 

eBay works with PayPal Giving Fund to help you raise vital funds for charities like Mesothelioma UK.  

Sellers have two options when listing items to benefit charities on eBay: 

  • Community Selling: Donate up to 100% of your final sales price to support your chosen charities. You can customise the donation percentage and the charity you want to support for each individual listing. Minimum donation amount is 10%, or 1% for eBay Motors listings 
  • Direct Selling: You can associate an eBay username with a specific charity. All sales associated with this username are considered Direct Selling for the charity, and 100% of selling proceeds will benefit that named nonprofit 

If you would like to become a direct seller for Mesothelioma UK please contact us on 0800 1692409 or emailing 

To find out more take a look at eBay’s guide on donating to charities. 


Want to donate your clothes without the hassle of selling? Thrift+ is an easy way for you to sell any unwanted clothing whilst supporting a good cause like Mesothelioma UK. 

Once items are sold, after fees, the profit is split between the charity and you. Plus, you can even get your clothes collected when you are ready to sell!  

Check out the website and get your Thriftbag to send your clothes in. 


Ziffit helps you turn your unwanted stuff into donations for charity.  

Virgin Giving has partnered with Ziffit, a free web and app services that instantly values books, games, DVDs and CDs and the trade value can be donated directly to Mesothelioma UK.  

So if you have been meaning to clear out all those old DVDs and CDs, this is the exactly what you are looking for. You simply download the app and scan the barcodes to get a price. Then you select Mesothelioma UK as your chosen charity, pack up your goods and Ziffit will collect them for free!  

You can even add GiftAid to your items to increase the value of your donation to Mesothelioma UK.  For more information click here.