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Latest charity retail news

The ecommerce virtual conference - first sessions announced
Taking place from Tuesday 9 - Thursday 11 March 2021 on Zoom, we have webinars from each of our three sponsors: reGAIN App, Thriftify and Wil-U, as well as charity retail webinars led by Wigan and Leigh Hospice and The Air Ambulance Service. The programme is still coming together and you can view all confirmed sessions here. More webinars will be announced in the coming weeks, so don’t forget to book your place here.
Understanding Covid-19 restrictions on charity retail
Our guide to the current Covid-19 restrictions on charity retail has been updated to reflect all the most recent new restrictions introduced across the UK.
New pandemic restrictions announced
Various parts of the UK have been, or will be, going into extended restrictions 20 December which will require the closure of non-essential retail including charity shops.
Wandsworth Oasis / Rainbow Rising / South Thames College
Many congratulations to Oasis, Rainbow Rising and South Thames College for obvious evidence of how partnerships can be more than the sum of their parts.
Our new Covid-19 Operational Guide replaces the Shop Reopening Pack
We have replaced our Shop Reopening Pack with the Covid-19 Operational Guide. This document has been created to reflect the current situation, with all the latest guidance.
CRA board appoints new chair: Emma Peake
Emma Peake, the Deputy CEO of the Air Ambulance Service, has been appointed to Chair of the Charity Retail Association’s board.