Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 25.07.22

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

Barnardo’s launch their “Fashion For All” campaign

Inclusivity has never been more important – or higher on the agenda. And this brilliant new campaign from Barnardo’s smashes that message. 

Vanessa White supports Barnardo’s campaign | Chard & Ilminster News



One Item Three Ways – with Jen the Charity Shop Girl | YouTube

Stock appeals on the rise

We’re hearing from many of you that getting good quality stock to sell is a growing challenge. Peer to peer selling, big lockdown clear outs and people holding onto clothes for longer driven by sustainability & cost of living issues all mean there’s less being donated. 

There’s still plenty of stock in the nation’s wardrobe though – so we have to savvy about how we ask for it. What have you been doing to successfully generate more stock for your shops? 

Wakefield Hospice issues urgent appeal for stock | Wakefield Express



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

Appealing to GenZ

We loved this blog by Dave Chunilal from Nisyst about how to reach a generation who are so important to our sector.  Younger people have previously been less engaged with charity retail so now is the time to take advantage of their growing interest in sustainability and values-driven business

How your charity can better engage with Gen Z | LinkedIn

Wondering what to do with all those donated toys…?

Here’s an idea! Showing charity shops can bring joy in so many different ways! And great to see our friends from SVP England & Wales mentioned here, who run the Revive shop at the Kirkstall household recycling centre

Leeds man transforms Fiat Punto with charity shop toys to spread joy across city | Yorkshire Evening Post

Couple reunited with their wedding photo, thanks to RSPCA Northampton

Lovely to see the charity shop team going that extra mile for it’s donors and is an excellent example in how charity shops serve as an intrinsic part of their local community 

Lost wedding photo returned to its owners after being found in a Wellingborough charity shop | Northants Live



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

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