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.
The new Salvation Army charity shop welcomed its first customers to Morecambe’s Arndale shopping centre on Thursday 23rd July. The opening ceremony was a hit with eager Arndale shoppers, as they watched The Salvation Army’s Captain Mark Spencer, accompanied by his wife, Captain Jane Spencer, give his blessing and cut the ribbon, officially opening the new shop.
Dozens of eager bargain hunters gathered at the new Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd charity shop in Mexborough to celebrate its first day of trading as the shop at 43-54 High Street opened its doors to the public.
A primary school in Gravesend, Kent has smashed its environmental target this month by recycling an astounding 2,000kg of unwanted items thanks to a partnership with Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL).
Parents, carers and visitors to The Orchard Trust’s care home in Coleford and its Learning Centre & Smallholding in Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean, will be able to turn clothes into chicken coops, socks into swings, and hats into herbs from this week following the installation of two new Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd clothes recycling banks.
Shoppers were queuing outside the door at the new Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) charity shop at 250 High Street, Beckenham on Thursday 14th May as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
The Salvation Army has partnered with revered London art college, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, that sees the launch of a limited edition and innovative clothes recycling bank design. Three graduates from the college have been working with the Church and charity to create a vibrant design to draw attention to the work of The Salvation Army by showing how donating unwanted clothing will help some of the most vulnerable people in today’s society.
Donations of unwanted clothes, shoes and textile items to clothes banks located in car parks across Cornwall and Devon has helped raise £22,000 of valuable funds for charitable causes in less than three and a half years. Set up as a partnership between Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) and St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust, the scheme has seen over 84 tonnes of clothes collected from 50 banks across the region since January 2012.