Latest charity retail news

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 the Charity Retail Association’s (CRA) board. She has taken up the mantle from Anne Webb, who has come to the end of her term as Chair.
The New Charity Retail Awards Winners!
Many congratulations to the winners of the New Charity Retail Awards! We hope you enjoyed the ceremony as much as we did! Here are the winners...
CRA's letter to the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
We have written to the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Kemi Badenoch MP, in support of the charity retail sector. You can find the letter here.
CRA letter to the business secretary
Yesterday, we wrote to the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy requesting that charity shops should reopen as soon as possible.
#GoodCauseSantaClaus 2020: Buy cards direct from charities
Figures released by John Lewis state that online card sales are up by over 200%. This is supported by the latest Google data, which shows that the Covid crisis has brought a rise in demand for Christmas cards