Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 18.4.22

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:


Landlords to be forced to let out empty retail units

A great opportunity for pop up and temporary shops for charity retailers and independents – and perhaps collaborations too for larger units.

Government to force landlords to let out shops vacant for 6 months | Retail Gazette

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


Volunteering in a charity shop

A nice piece about volunteering at an Ashgate Hospice shop in Chesterfield. Great publicity to help gain new volunteers

I volunteered at a charity shop and it was a world away from most retail jobs | Derbyshire Live

Volunteer Recruitment | Charity Retail Learning


The £10 charity shop challenge

This is a great way to raise people’s awareness of the shops in your town – why not challenge your own supporters to share what they can buy from your shops for a set budget? Use a hashtag to bring together all the mentions on Insta or TIkTok and share the love!

This article includes Dove House Hospice, BHF & Age UKand Heart of Kent Hospice are running their own campaign called New to You

I had £10 to find an outfit from a charity shop and was amazed by what I found | Hull Live

Social media for charity shops | Charity Retail Learning


New textile initiative announces BHF and Salvation Army as early sign ups

Other charities and interested parties are also being encouraged to sign up to Wrap’s initiative. The Textile Recycling Association has also joined up.

Charities encouraged to join Textiles 2030 environmental initiative | UK Fundraising

Green credentials for charity retailers | Charity Retail Learning


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