Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 22.8.22

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 also 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 – lots about community engagement this week, so here’s the link to our course to give you more help and ideas Charity retail community engagement – events, social media & telling your story – Charity Retail Learning


Second hand sixth former

It’s great to see so many young people actively wanting to wear second hand clothing. This story from Jersey is fab – could you challenge the 6th form pupils in your area to buy their school wardrobe from your shop?

Jersey student goes second-hand for sixth form wardrobe – BBC News

Weston Hospicecare offers bargains and access to services in its new stores

We’re seeing an increasing number of superstores popping up across the country. As well as being able to offer a huge range of product, they also provide the opportunity to talk about and deliver charity’s services on the high street. Check out this article to hear about what Weston Hospicecare are doing in their area

Huge new charity shop to open in Weston-super-Mare – Somerset Live

Charity Retail Learning course:

Charity collaboration – how your retail team and wider charity colleagues can work together to generate great results – Charity Retail Learning


Local community welcomes its newest store

We love the branding and messaging around this new store from the The Hospice of St Francis. It really brings the community feel to the store – something that’s so important to shoppers nowadays. How does your charity shop make that connection with its local community? 

Amersham Owned charity shop official opening approaches | Bucks Free Press

Charity Retail Learning course:

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

Making retail an experience

This event by Royal Trinity Hospice shops in London is a great example of how to make high street  retail feel exciting and interesting. Events and engagement really help to drive customers off their devices and into your stores. 

Brands and retailers donate stock to Royal Trinity Hospice pre-loved fashion charity event (

This piece also talks about the Hospice’s brand partners scheme – a brilliant way to drive high quality donations to its stores.

New & nearly new donations from brand partners raise over £1mn in a year for hospice – UK Fundraising

Charity Retail Learning course:

Right stock, right shop – how to effectively stock your shops – Charity Retail Learning


Sustainable Fashion Week programme launched

It’s great to see Royal Trinity Hospice, CRA, Brandon Trust, Thriftify, Children’s Air Ambulance, Hospicecare  and Barnardo’s all taking part in SFW this year. 

Sustainable Fashion Week – What’s On

Charity Retail Learning courses:

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

Green credentials for charity retailers – Charity Retail Learning

National Thrift Shop Day

To celebrate all things Thrift, August 17th was National Thrift Shop Day in the US – here’s a taster of what it’s all about

 National Thrift Shop Day: How to Observe at Goodwill and Other Stores (


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