Posts By: Warren Alexander

Forget the stereotype of a charity shop volunteer

I was disappointed to see our longest-serving volunteer award come in for criticism in an article by Rob Jackson on the Third Sector blog last week, particularly as it was National Volunteering Week. I want to correct the misconceptions about charity retail volunteering that it presented. The purpose of the award is to celebrate the… Read more »

Charity shops provide a lifeline on the high street in bleak financial times

The British Retail Consortium warning last week that consumer confidence remains low, based on their retail sales figures for July, will be no surprise to those on the high street. Interestingly, charity shops continue to buck the trend. I often hear stories from our members of people relying on charity shops for basic necessities at… Read more »