Having been open since 2010, the Salvation Army’s charity shop on Maldon’s High Street is celebrating as a band of five volunteers mark five years of service. Kevin Jennings, the charity shop manager, himself opened the shop five years ago and is today delighted to have welcomed his area manager, Elaine Sanderson, who presented his volunteers with long-service awards.
Manchester facilities manager, Neil Leisham, has found a way to repay the kindness showed to him by The Salvation Army after the charity helped him as a boy. Neil, who runs the Cheshire Cleaning Company, manages the facilities for the Saltra Apartments on Elmira Way in Salford and has installed a Salvation Army textile recycling bank for residents. The bank will help to raise money for the charity through the donation of clothes and shoes.
The Salvation Army Trading Company, which runs over 200 charity shops in the UK, has launched a brand new Fairtrade tea product for purveyors of a fine brew. The charity has long been known for serving tea in times of need, and now tea drinkers across the country will be able to get their hands on a Salvation Army cuppa as the box of teabags is sold in selected charity shops.
Salvation Army Trading Company celebrated the opening of its new Morley charity shop on Thursday 10th September, as it welcomed its first customers to the brand new store at 1a Queen Street, Morley.
Textiles collected from the kerbside of residents in Wyre will now be donated to charity, thanks to a new arrangement between the council and the Salvation Army Trading Company. As part of its regular fortnightly recycling collection, over 50,000 households will be able to drop their unwanted clothes, shoes and other textiles at the kerbside with their usual recycling, in the knowledge that their donations will now go towards helping The Salvation Army.
Crowds of Thirsk shoppers flocked to the new Salvation Army Trading Company charity shop at 45 Market Place on Thursday 17th September as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Moreton celebrated the opening of a new Salvation Army Trading Company charity shop on Thursday 27th August, as it welcomed its first customers to the brand new store at Unit 4, 240-246 Hoylake Road.
Fashionable shoppers welcomed the first Salvation Army boutique charity shop in Scotland with open arms on Thursday 3rd September, as it officially opened the doors to its newly transformed store at 37 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.
A fantastic collection of costumes and theatre accessories are bound for our charity shops in Scotland this month. The generous team at the Manchester School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University had a clear out of its costume department’s cupboards, donating hundreds of items to our Salvation Army charity shops.
Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd is returning to RWM in partnership with CIWM this year (stand 4F50-G51), with the exciting launch of a new partnership with Keep Britain Tidy. Working in tandem with its fun and informative scheme for schools – Recycle With Michael – the partnership with Keep Britain Tidy aims to encourage stronger awareness for textile reuse and recycling among younger generations, as well as help increase donations to raise further funds for The Salvation Army.
Shetland Islanders have recycled a phenomenal 30 tonnes of clothes, shoes and textiles over the last 11 months following the addition of 21 new Salvation Army clothing banks across the islands last August. Undertaken as a partnership between Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) and the Shetland Islands Council, the new clothing banks have been added to the nine pre-exiting SATCoL clothing banks situated on private sites across the islands, and are proving very popular.
It seems that despite the digital age of the 21st century, Brits are still very much in love with the good old fashioned paperback. The Salvation Army’s network of charity shops has revealed sales of its second-hand books rose by more than 60 per cent year-on-year this summer.