Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 02.05.22

Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We’re also now going to add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days:


Charity Shop Gift Card

Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, tells us why the new Charity Shop Gift Card is such an exciting development for the sector – and why you should sign up

“One of the most exciting things that has come across my desk in six years” – Robin Osterley | The Charity Shop Gift Card


BHF’s Reuse Revolution launched

Lots of great celebrity support for this month’s campaign across BHF shops – both online and high street. These ideas could easily be replicated in smaller or local charities too

Join our Reuse Revolution; shop and donate preloved this May | BHF


Reuse fashion show for Isabel Hospice

Here’s a  brilliant collaboration with fashion students to help showcase just what’s possible when you shop in charity shops. Perfect engagement and a wonderful way to bring younger people into the business.

Hertford Regional College Upcycle Fashion Show | Linkedin

For more pictures, click here

Recommended CRL Courses:

Charity retail community engagement – events, social media & telling your story

Green credentials for charity retailers


Stylist magazine partners with Oxfam to showcase charity shop homewares

Again, something that you could do locally – working with interior designers to show what fab things you have to sell, and how to make them look great in your home. 

(And check out those Wedgewood plates in the article! Looks like it’s finally on trend again…. 🙂 )

How to find stylist second-hand buys at Oxfam homeware shops | Stylist


Charities collaborate to bring a pop up preloved shop to the public

South Bucks Hospice & the National Trust worked together with waste management company, FCC Environment to deliver a fab pop up event at Stowe Gardens in Aylesbury

Pop-up reuse event in Aylesbury Vale raises £2,500 for hospice | Bucks Herald

Recommended CRL Course:

Planning & Running a Charity Pop-up Shop | Charity Retail Learning


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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits (including museums and galleries) develop their retail operation, improve their product offer and people, and improve their profitability.

The Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver Charity Retail Learning to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach offers a first class executive coaching service via our Associate, Dan O’Driscoll.

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