Even though you might have heard the advice to go to charity shops
in wealthy areas, Victoria doesn't always think this is a good shout.
We are aware of other charity shops
having the same problem and it really is terrible as people have donated goods so that money can be raised to keep the hospice open to provide care for our patients and their loved ones.
A CARDIFF blogger is taking on London Fashion Week by recreating trends with clothes from local charity shops
She said: "I've always shopped at charity shops
but it's become a bit of an obsession recently.
WITH an abundance of charity shops
on our high streets, Age UK Birmingham decided to break the mould and aim for something rather different.
It has been launched to highlight the town's 11 charity shops
, and is the brainchild of Frances Sproson, assistant manager of the Blue Cross animal charity branch in King Street.
Diane Watson, CCAD fashion and textile tutor, said: "Our students are currently working with Teesside Hospice charity shops
to up-cycle their unwanted denim jeans into bespoke household items.
Conor Randall, U18s captain, said: "It's great to come down to one of Claire House's charity shops
to help provide support for the regular volunteers who do this day in, day out.
in Wales face further uncertainty over a risk of cuts to business rate relief, threatening jobs and services.
AUSTERITY Britain has triggered a 30 per cent surge in the number of high street charity shops
in just five years.
Currently, charity shops
receive 80% business rate relief across the board, whereas the new suggestions will give 80% rate relief for the first PS12,000 of rateable value, 50% relief for the next PS24,000 and then no relief thereafter, in essence greatly increasing the cost of operating charity shops
are strangling Scottish high streets, business leaders have warned.