Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 23.05.22

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.

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days:


Charity Retail Awards 2022

We are extremely excited to see the return of the Charity Retail Awards from our friends at the CRA. The awards will be held on Friday 16 September at Harrogate Convention Centre with a variety of categories up for grabs. At the previous awards in 2019 the Charity Retail Consultancy was honoured with the Supplier of the Year award, and we are hoping to repeat our success.

Charity Retail Awards 2022 | Charity Retail Association


Charity Retail Ireland Awards 2021

Awards season is upon us and Irish Charity Shops Association, now Charity Retail Ireland, have given out their latest round of awards. The Charity Retail Ireland Awards honoured and recognised a number of charity across Ireland last week, see their LinkedIn below for the winners and other posts about the awards.

Charity Retail Ireland | LinkedIn


Listen to this fantastic radio interview with The Irish Wheelchair Association, one of the winners of the awards, here:

Clare Charity Shop Set To Act As Model For Others To Follow | Clare FM


A day in the life of a NZ charity shop

This great article covers a day in the life of a Nelson Tasman Hospice shop in New Zealand. The story covers the process and day to day of the shop as well as touching on the important of volunteers and the changing attitudes towards charity shopping.

A day in the life of a charity shop | Stuff


Faye Fe Lanty on TikTok

This amazing TikTok account from Australia by Faye De Lanty is always providing new and entertaining video giving tips and advice on charity shopping with a focus of upcycling. Check out some of her videos below

Faye De Lanty (@fayedelanty) | TikTok


Transforming Giant Thrift Shop Paintings

Continuing on the theme of upcycling we found this great video from an artist on Facebook upcycling old Painting bought from a charity shop with his own artwork. Video’s like these show the many strange and wonderful ways any item found in a charity shop can be upcycled and remixed, giving the item new life and new purpose.

Transforming Giant Thrift Shop Paintings | Facebook


Stay tuned this week for a fab announcement and competition starting this Friday. You won’t want to miss it.

Also see out latest Guest Blog by Lee Fellows on the Charity Shop Gift Card here: The Charity Shop Gift Card – The Charity Retail Consultancy


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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