Priority Items

Priority Items for Romania


Our Horley team has been working hard to make sure our next full load of aid is complete with the correct documentation. It is hoped that this will leave our depot by mid June. In the meantime, we still have a very full warehouse and we need to ask you to hold on to any donations until further notice, please.
LOOKING FORWARD, We expect to be able to start packing and sorting some time in July, or before, when Horley Baptist Church allows us to restart our Friday afternoon sessions.
THERE WILL BE CHANGES in the period immediately on start date and until further notice.

NO bric-a-brac.

No Electrical items including T.V. and desk top computers.

NO Furniture

NO Kitchen utensils metal or ceramic or plastic.

NO Children’s car seats or Booster seats.

YES, We will continue to take clothing, bedding and house hold fabrics and laptop computers, at Horley on Fridays.

YES, Bicycles, Cots, Beds, Chairs and Mattresses, will be accepted on Saturday mornings AT BILLINGSHURST with notice given once Billingshurst opens on Saturdays. This will be after the load being assembled has gone.

KNITTERS: Thank you once again for all you are doing and a special thanks to all those who are knitting items for us. Keep it up nothing goes to waste every item gets to be worn in Dorohoi.

During the coming months we expect to gradually lift some of these restrictions that are in place only to comply with Romanian customs requests. Thank you for your interest and support, and your patience as we work through these changes following Brexit and Covid.


The list below indicates items that are acceptable to the Romanian authorities and which meet the priority needs of the people that we are helping. All items must be in a clean and serviceable condition.
This list does not include food or domestic consumables, details of which can be found on our ‘Harvest’ page.

Please do not send prescription medicines.
These drugs are potentially dangerous if misused. AN does not have the expertise or the legal authority to distribute them safely and local pharmacies cannot accept them. Disposal becomes a serious problem and they are a waste of precious load space. Non-prescription medicines, vitamins, energy drinks and unused items such as bandages or syringes are still acceptable.
Please also refer to the exclusions list at the foot of this page.

Summary of Priority Items

The list of priority items has been withdrawn pending clarification of the new customs regulations.

Please DO NOT send the following items:
  • Prescription Medicines or specialised medical equipment.
  • Used underwear or socks. Clothing with political or provocative designs.
  • Dirty or damaged toys, ‘plush’ toys, guns, knives, swords, etc.
  • Landline telephones, TV decoders, obsolete comms equipment.
  • Text books and/or novels requiring language skills in English (neu Gymraeg!)
  • These items cannot be donated and compromise the provision of more useful items.


Published, 06 May 2014: Page updated, 12 May 2021