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In the press

“…the first card scheme of its kind and offers buyers the chance to grab something thrifty without impacting the environment

The Sun – New gift card will let you spend at more than 9,000 stores

You will be able to buy far more for your money and there’s the thrill of tracking down a designer bargain”

Daily Mail – Pampering for pennies not pounds: Jasmine Birtles shares ingenious ways to beat the squeeze

“Environmentally conscious shoppers on a budget will soon be able to update their wardrobes, bookshelves and music collections with a gift card accepted at thousands of charity shops across the UK.”

i News – Charity shops: Gift card will be soon accepted at 2,500 stores as charities back new scheme

“Forget gift cards for high-street stores, it’ll soon be possible to buy gift cards to use in participating charity shops – reducing fast fashion and boosting pre-loved gifts, as well as charities’ funds”

Smiley News – ‘The most circular gift card out there’

“As well as boosting charity funds, money spent by cardholders will have a positive effect on the environment by supporting the growing second-hand revolution”

Isle of Thanet News – Thanet Community news: Broadstair mum’s marathon triumph, Pilgrims Hospices and Martha Trust

“We are delighted to join this growing scheme which will generate much needed funds for the hospice and help introduce new people to charity shopping”

InYourArea – Essex Hospice joins gift card shopping scheme

Charity shops divert around 339,000 tonnes of textiles away from landfill or incineration every year, saving councils £31million in annual waste disposal charges

EssexTV – Havens Hospice to accept The Charity Shop Gift Card

“This scheme will help even more people to shop sustainably – for themselves, and others”

TRAID – Behind the Seams, December 2021

“Buying a gift card for a friend this Christmas means you are not only raising vital funds to care for patients with terminal and life-limiting illness, you are also helping to save the planet”

NottsHospice – Nottinghamshire Hospice first city charity to sign up to gift card scheme

“We hope it will encourage people in our community to be part of a greener way of shopping”

Sidmouth Herald – Hospiscare signs up for charity gift cards

“The first truly national charity shop gift card is a very exciting initiative that is launching at the perfect time”

UKFundraising – Gift card for charity shops starts rollout

“We are excited to be part of a fantastic national initiative and hope it will encourage even more shoppers to come and spend for worthy causes”

Maidenhead Advertiser – Thames Hospice signs up for charity gift card scheme

“A charity with bases across the borough has signed up to a special gift card scheme”

Wokingham Today – Thames Hospice signs up to Charity Gift Card

“Social enterprise Gift Card CIC partnered with the Charity Retail Association (CRA) to create the first multi-retailer gift card for its members”

CivilSociety – First multi-retailer gift card for charity shops launches

“It will help to introduce even more people to charity shopping and second-hand, one of the most sustainable ways to source clothes and reduce our impact on the environment”

LondonTV – TRAID signs up to the new Charity Shop Gift Card

“We’re delighted to be launching The Charity Shop Gift Card and adding another strand to our retail offer, giving our customers more choice about how they shop with us and hopefully attracting some new ones.”

Rugby Observer – The Myton Hospices sign up to charity shop exclusive gift card

“This charity gift card is another excellent way to support a local charity that gives so much to the community, as well as providing a more sustainable choice of gift card. We’ve very excited about the partnership with St Rocco’s and the Charity Retail Association”

St Rocco’s brings first national charity gift card scheme to Warrington

“The residents of Dorset now have a number of shops where they can spend the charity card knowing that they are not only living more sustainably but also helping local charities with their vital work.”

Dorset Echo – Charity Shop Gift Card: Two more Dorset charities sign on

“The Charity Shop Gift has the potential to introduce more people to second-hand shopping, further supporting the environment, household budgets and boosting

charity income.”

A1 Retail Magazine – Charities enter £7billion gift card market with first UK-wide high street scheme

“The gift card is a great way to not only support our work but also to help live more sustainably by buying preloved.”

The Devon Daily – RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter signs up to The Charity Shop Gift Card