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Finding summer style inspiration... in a charity shop
| 12 May 2016

From a balmy 26 degrees to dismal rain – May has seen it all, weather-wise. But you can’t dampen our spirits. To show you just how optimistic we are about the sun getting its aviators out soon, we headed to our Salvation Army charity shop on Princes Street (in the heart of Oxford Circus) to see what summery gems we could find. We didn’t have to rummage too much to find some fantastic second-hand bargains to inspire you. From work-wear to weddings, we’ve got it sussed.

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Dudley couple transforms Salvation Army charity shop into haven of vinyl and film
| 09 May 2016

Julie Cook, manager of the Salvation Army charity shop in Dudley, and her partner Ray Smith, who also works at the shop, have transformed their charity shop at 193 High Street into a haven for music and film enthusiasts. The new-look first floor space in the shop will officially open at 9am on Friday 13 May.

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Paul O’Grady shines a light on The Salvation Army for the final time
| 02 May 2016

Last night was the final in the series of Paul O’Grady: The Sally Army and Me. During the six episodes, we’ve been on a journey with the much-loved celebrity as he spent time with The Salvation Army, learning about who they are, what they do, and importantly, how they help others.

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Eager bargain hunters flock to new Salvation Army charity shop in Widnes
| 28 April 2016

Eager shoppers queued outside the door of a new charity shop ahead of its opening in Widnes. Locals waited in anticipation while the Salvation Army Trading Company shop’s team of staff and volunteers held an official opening ceremony, before bargain hunters were welcomed through the doors at 10.30am on Tuesday 26 April in the Albert Square Shopping Centre (WA8 6JW). 

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Discussing a circular economy with the Chartered Institute of Waste Management Wales
| 27 April 2016

It was a real privilege to be invited as a guest speaker to the Chartered Institute of Waste Management Wales, whose AGM was held at the Glyndwr University in Wrexham last week. The theme of the event was “moving to a circular economy” and delegates came from a wide range of backgrounds and industries including the Welsh Government, local authorities, sustainability and the environment, waste management, charities and other private organisations – all with an interest in reducing waste and increasing reuse.

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James Felkins is pride of Halesowen as he wins Salvation Army Volunteer of the Year
| 27 April 2016

A West Midlands man has been awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Salvation Army Trading Company, which runs a family of charity shops across the UK. James Felkins volunteers at the Halesowen charity shop on Hagley Street and has won the coveted award, not only for the charity’s Midlands region, but he beat tough competition from hundreds of other volunteers to win the charity’s overall UK title.

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Thirsk Salvation Army charity shop celebrates Tour de Yorkshire
| 26 April 2016

The Salvation Army charity shop in Thirsk is celebrating the Tour de Yorkshire with a special window display in preparation for when the famous international cycle race passes through the small North Yorkshire market town on Sunday. Shop team member, Kirsty Grimston, transformed the shop’s window, displaying clothes and accessories using a theme of blue and yellow, and of course,  installing a bicycle right in the centre. 

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Former cabinet maker restores furniture to repay Salvation Army kindness
| 20 April 2016

A former traditional cabinet maker is using the skills he honed during his working life to repay the support of The Salvation Army. Gordon Wallace, from Glasgow, is a volunteer at the church and charity’s Dumbarton Road shop where he rescues and repairs pieces of furniture that would otherwise end up in landfill.

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Banking careerwear saved from landfill
| 14 April 2016

A new initiative set up between Lloyds Banking Group and Salvation Army Trading Company is set to save old, worn and outdated careerwear from landfill across the UK. The Group is working with The Salvation Army to provide staff with a service that will see old careerwear recycled from more than 2,000 branches and offices, including those of Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax.

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Canvey Island welcomes new Salvation Army shop
| 04 April 2016

Last week The Salvation Army opened the latest in its family of charity shops in the seaside Essex town of Canvey Island. Local shoppers warmly welcomed the new arrival as the shop celebrated its grand opening at 45 Furtherwick Road on Thursday 31 March.

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Glasgow’s Salvation Army hosts free textile design workshop with Black Cherry Studio
| 31 March 2016

Saturday 9 April: learn how to give clothes a new lease of life 

The Salvation Army’s flagship Glasgow charity shop on Dumbarton Road will host two free design workshops with celebrated designers, Black Cherry Studio. Maxine and Jemma, the talented Scottish duo behind the design label, will be hosting two two-hour workshops on Saturday 9 April. Members of the public will learn how to give clothes a new lease of life by applying simple print design techniques.

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North West’s first Salvation Army boutique shop opens in style
| 18 March 2016

Fashion-savvy shoppers welcomed the opening of the North West’s first Salvation Army boutique charity shop with huge enthusiasm this week.  Officially opened at 10.30am on Tuesday 15th March by The Salvation Army’s Major Alan Watters, fashionistas of Wilmslow were lining up to get their hands on some amazing designer item offers as the doors to the new boutique shop opened on Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. 

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