Redemption Network now National
Marie Curie is the second national charity and eighteenth charity overall to join the gift card scheme and will be launching the gift card in their 132 shops later in March.
With other national and regional charities expected to launch in the coming weeks, it enables the team to work with a number of support agencies that require national coverage before using the gift card as a way to disburse funds.
Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, said: “We are delighted to welcome our first national member, Marie Curie, to The Charity Shop Gift Card scheme. It’s a very exciting initiative that is launching at the perfect time for our members. There is an ever-growing number of environmentally aware people who are keen to buy from charity shops at a time when many of our members’ finances are under great strain because of the pandemic. Our members across the UK are enthusiastic about being able to tap into this zeitgeist via a thriving gift card market and are especially excited about the tie-up with local authorities and other support agencies.”