From 1 to 12 June marks the annual National Volunteers’ Week, which celebrates and recognises the value of volunteers across the UK. Here, we are celebrating some of our own amazing volunteers by telling their stories. Get ready to be inspired!
University students across the UK are being called upon to recycle their unwanted items thanks to a partnership between university accommodation provider Campus Living Villages and Salvation Army Trading Company.
Customers at our Walton-on-Thames charity shop got a surprise when they found singer and presenter, Aled Jones, behind the till yesterday (Monday 6 June).
The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in Langley Mill last week. Located at 7 The Acorn Shopping Centre, this is the first time the charity has opened a shop on a retail park.
Much-loved singer and presenter, Aled Jones, is showing his support for The Salvation Army’s appeal for volunteers by rolling up his sleeves and giving his time at the charity’s Walton-on-Thames shop on Monday 6 June.
Glaitness School in the Orkney Islands town of Kirkwall has teamed up with Salvation Army Trading Company to join a recycling scheme. The children at the school were the first in Orkney to partner with the charity, which will see them donate their unwanted clothes, shoes and other textile items to help raise money for their school as well as The Salvation Army.
Last week, we headed to the internationally renowned and critically acclaimed arts college, Central Saint Martins, to meet groups of second year BA Fashion Communication & Promotion and BA Fashion Knitwear students. We’re delighted to be working with the college again this year on a design project, which aims to create fashion concepts from donated materials, giving new life to seemingly end-of-life clothes.
A crowd of local residents gathered this morning to welcome the new Salvation Army Trading Company charity shop in Aldershot, which officially opened at 10.30am. Lieutenant-Colonel David Shakespeare, Assistant Divisional Commander for The Southern Division of The Salvation Army performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony and welcomed shoppers inside.
Residents across Devon and Torbay will now be able to help raise vital funds for The Salvation Army just by donating their unwanted clothes, shoes and other textiles. Thanks to a recent decision from a Devon and Torbay’s partnership, Salvation Army Trading Company has been awarded the contract to manage over 70 donation banks as well as a number of kerbside collections throughout the county.
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.
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.
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.