In the photo are Alan Haynes, CEO and Danie Petrou, Head of Retail at All Aboard Charity Shops.
The only multi-charity gift card is a social enterprise that helps people give more sustainably, buy more consciously and support good causes.
The Charity Shop Gift Card is a social enterprise that has been developed and launched in association with the Charity Retail Association.
All Aboard is now selling and accepting it in its 21 shops in London and Manchester, which support a wide range of causes from funding research projects learning programmes to hospital equipment, outings and respite for terminally ill children and residential care for the elderly
The scheme will support the growing second-hand revolution, which is helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. It will also help national and regional charities boost their own income by giving them their first collective opportunity to tap into the £7billion-a-year gift card market.
The Charity Retail Association has 450 members with 9,000 shops, and together they are already diverting over 300,000 tonnes of textiles away from landfill and contributing over £300million to help fund the work of their parent charities.
As a social enterprise, a minimum of 65% of the gift card scheme’s surplus will go towards funding charity gift cards for good causes to donate to the communities they are supporting.
The gift cards themselves are recyclable and compostable and are available from participating charities and at supermarkets and other major high street retailers. They can be purchased as e-vouchers from www.thecharityshopgiftcard.co.uk,
Alan Haynes, Chief Executive of All Aboard Charity Shops, said: “We’re really pleased to join The Charity Shop Gift Card at a time when interest in shopping preloved is rising massively. As a charity involved in the Charity Super.Mkt, a brand-new concept for charity shopping, we’re equally as pleased to get involved in this fantastic initiative.”
Lee Fellows, Co-founder of The Charity Shop Gift Card, said: “We’re really pleased to have All Aboard Shops join the scheme expanding the number of charity shops accepting the gift card, giving customers even more options to shop preloved in both London and Manchester.”
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Notes to editors
*Valuing the UK Gift Card Industry 2020 report was compiled by the Gift Card and Voucher Association (GCVA)
Key statistics from the Charity Retail Association — www.charityretail.org.uk/key-statistics
- Charity shops contribute £331million a year to parent charities
- Charity shops save councils £31million a year in waste disposal charges by divert 339,000 tonnes of textiles away from landfill or incineration
- Charity shops have more than 25,500 FTE employees
Find out where The Charity Shop Gift Card is being accepted across the UK at www.thecharityshopgiftcard.co.uk/stores