Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 20.06.22

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:


🏳️‍🌈 Due to popular demand we have now extended our Pride month competition until the 2nd of July 🏳️‍🌈

Share your shop’s Pride display and have a chance of being one of the 3 winners at the end of the month.

Full details here: Pride Month Window Competition | LinkedIn

Love Island x Willow Wood Hospice

Great example of how to make the most of all the eyes on second hand via Love Island. The attention that Love Island has brought to the charity retail sector has provided an amazing opportunity for all charity retailers to attract new people into their stores. 

Willow Wood Charity shops take inspiration from Love Island | InYourArea Community


Charity Shop Fashion Week

We loved seeing the fantastic fashions you all shared for the CRA’s Charity Shop Fashion Week. This video from our friends Charity Shop Girl Jen & Gemma Kate Burgess (Barnardo’s vintage) was a highlight for us

Vintage outfits @GKB im so in love with the red dress one! | TikTok

Charity Shop Fashion Week showcases stylish sustainability | UK Fundraising

Recommended: Friends of the CRC | Youtube


Volunteer recruitment competition idea

A great idea from Butterwick Hospice Care for people to try, creating some friendly competition while bringing attention to the importance of volunteers within the sector.

Hospice charity shops decorate windows to celebrate volunteers | The Northern Echo

Recommended: Volunteer Recruitment | Charity Retail Learning

Charity shops Gift Card gathers pace

Great to see new charities joining the scheme every week and accept the Charity Shop Gift Card, including Crisis, Sense, the YMCA and the Children’s Society

Charity shops: Gift card will be accepted at 2,500 stores as charities back new scheme | iNews

Recommended: The Charity Shop Gift Card | The Charity Retail Consultancy

New NCBI shop opens in Skibbereen

Great to see our friends at NCBI opening another new store and continue with their fantastic work. Their new Skibbereen store was designed to be modern and sustainable, promoting important values for the future of the sector.

Darina Allen opens Skibbereen charity shop for blind | EchoLIVE

Recommended: Space management | Charity Retail Learning


More About Us

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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