Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 7.3.22

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:

International Women’s Day 2022

We loved these blogs for International Women’s Day from Kate Heaps, CEO at Greenwich and Bexley Hospice and Lily Caswell from Florence Nightingale Hospice. As a sector with so many brilliant women in all kinds of roles, it’s wonderful to take the time to acknowledge their contributions.

‘Breaking the Bias’ in charity retail | Charity Retail Association

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 | Charity Retail Association


Shopiago Online Charity Award winners announced

We were thrilled to be on the judging panel for Shopiago’s first online charity awards. The winners were announced this week, with good news for British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie, British Red Cross and Highland Hospice 

Shopiago Online Charity Award Winners | Shopiago


Yet another reason to join the Charity Retail Association

As if the service our sector receives from membership body, the Charity Retail Association wasn’t good enough already, charity retailers can now access free professional Employment Law, HR, and Health & Safety advice there too. It’s membership renewal time this month too, so make sure you sign up

The Charity Retail Association adds value for members with new WorkNest partnership | Bdaily


First edition Harry Potter book bought for 50p in a charity shop could sell for £3K

When faced with the volume of books donated into charity shops it can be easy to miss the special ones – and this edition has a child’s drawings in it too, so might have easily been thrown away. It just goes to show how important it is to check everything before putting it out for sale. 

Harry Potter bought for 50p in charity shop could sell for £3k | BBC News


Designer clothes, designer prices?

What do you think of this article about “eye watering” prices in Wimbledon charity shops? We know those items are worth that price – and so does this shopper, but she’s not prepared to pay them. Does her article help or hinder?  

‘I went to one of London’s poshest charity shops selling clothes for £500 but managed to bag a designer outfit for £30’ – Elizabeth Haigh | MyLondon


More younger people volunteering in charity shops

Some really encouraging research into volunteering from the British Heart Foundation

Latest Statistics Show Significant Increase in Youth Volunteers – The Oxford Student


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