HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SUPPORT SALFORD CHARITY SHOPS
 

Star date: 8th July 2018

WHY IT'S WIN-WIN FOR CHARITY SHOPPING

On almost every corner of Salford is a charity store, and here Amber Dawson explains why using them is a a win-win all round – good for the planet, for cheap bargains, for clearouts, for volunteering and, obviously, for helping good causes.

Full details here...


Salford charity shops Salford charity shops
click image to enlarge

Charity shops are the unsung heroes of modern day society, and Salford is full of them. Not only are they ace for cheap bargains; they also leave you with the sound satisfaction of supporting charitable causes – it's win-win really... So why aren't enough of us embracing this?

With so many worthy charity shops, including Emmaus Salford, The Extra Care Charity Shop and The British Heart Foundation, sitting right on our doorsteps, it seems almost ignorant to not go and have a browse.

Solely looking at the amazing work Emmaus Salford do, daily, is reason enough to get behind and support Salford's charity shops. Emmaus provides jobs and shelter to those who've experienced homelessness; providing a free recycling service for Salford residents; all whilst donating profits to benefit the homeless in some way.

These charity shops need our support, whether it be sparing some time to volunteer, donating unwanted goods/gifts, or, simply, spending a few pounds on the jazzy shirt in the corner that caught your eye (you know the one).

By charity shopping, you're not only supporting worthy causes, you're also indirectly benefitting the environment and reducing waste. The clothing industry is arguably one of the world's most polluting industries; so buying clothes second-hand, where possible, means you rebel against a system that results in considerable damage to our planet.

Charity shops are absolutely key in the sustainable fashion movement and the step forward to a greener environment. In 2016 alone, the UK sent 235 million items of clothing to landfill – which is totally unnecessary, with the availability of so many charity shops. So, recycle and upcycle – buy pre-loved clothing, adapt and tailor it to suit you, embrace your creative personality and individuality.

Here's what's in it for you...

Cheap clothes - which, of course, equals guilt-free spending – and how can you feel guilty about donating to charity?

Vintage finds – charity shops are brilliant when it comes to seeking out vintage rarities, to spruce up your home, as well as your wardrobe.

Build up your record collection – vinyl is back in, and charity shops always have a selection of records for sale. There will be some gems that have been kindly donated.

De-clutter - charity shops are a great helping hand when it comes to clearing out your garage, or last year's wardrobe, so take advantage of this, donate your unwanted goods and free up some space...to possibly then refill with your new charity shop finds…


For further details on Emmaus - click here; Extra Care - click here; and the British Heart Foundation - click here

Words and photos by Amber Dawson

Bob the regular wrote
at 15:30:30 on 10 July 2018
Sorry to hear of phils medical problems. An orchidectomy would work wonders here. Any volunteers?
 
Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 19:44:30 on 09 July 2018
Look, the thing with charity shops is that bargains are really hard to come by nowadays. Gone are the days when you could find a Nakamichi tape deck for three quid. Today, because everyone but the most paranoid amongst us have an android phone, charity shops know the value of things. They google something that looks like it could be a winner, then put on a price worthy of something in Aflecks Palace. For my, Philip Rossi's opinion, the only really good charity shop is Animals In Distress at the top of Station Rd in Swinton. When I go in yhere I often feel like I've gone back to the 1970's. You'll get four dvds, a couple of books and three cds for about one pound fifteen. The only other place that is similar, but not in the same league is The Mustard Tree in Eccles. These chain charity shops can be scandalously expensive. I'm not going to name names, but as Old Joe said, it's often cheaper going to a poundshop, or my favourites, Home Bargains or B&M. I've got crotch rot at this present time, so I'll probably be off to Home Bargains first thing in the morning to get some Listerine and some cotton wool. My balls are really itching like a bastard, especially during these hot, muggy nights. Thankfully a quick google search for home remedies for itchy balls, followed by a purchase of some fantastically priced listerine mouthwash from Home Bargains/Quality Save, and I should be alright.
 
Joe O'Neill wrote
at 18:25:14 on 09 July 2018
I have to agree with Bob, Pound shop Torch Swinton Charity shop £2.50 I went a few yards and bought a new one for a quid, who prices these things?
 
bob wrote
at 13:26:33 on 09 July 2018
Not all charity shops are cheap. My daughter went into BHF shop and asked the price of a jacket, they wanted four pounds more than Tesco for a new one. On questioning the price she was told "Well it's for charity". Thats no excuse considering they received it free in the first place. Seems these charity shops have a lot of overheads to pay. Sorry Charity begins at home.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD PEOPLE TO JUDGE WHETHER PLANNING COUNCILLOR BROKE RULES
I fully agree with Joey, but the point I was trying to say was if there is full permeability on the whole site, then people from c... [more]
article: SALFORD PEOPLE TO JUDGE WHETHER PLANNING COUNCILLOR BROKE RULES
@ wrote: "As for borrowing money to carry out the improvements, this loan would have to be paid back, therefore rents would have t... [more]
article: A YEAR AFTER SALFORD CLADDING SCANDAL INDEPENDENT TENANTS MEETING TO BE HELD
I have said it time and time again. Until the residents are in charge themselves,there will never be any progress. There is enough... [more]
article: PETITION AND PROTEST PLANNED OVER SALFORD SCHOOL HEAD TEACHER SUSPENSION
Petition?!?!? We don’t even know what they are accused of yet!! If it’s serious then those signing the petition before they have... [more]
article: PETITION AND PROTEST PLANNED OVER SALFORD SCHOOL HEAD TEACHER SUSPENSION
Poor record keeping means fraud. How can you have a petition when nobody actually knows what the suspension was for. Counc... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD QUAYS DEVELOPER TO AVOID £1MILLION PAYMENT WHILE NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDED

Star date: 17th July 2018

FURNESS QUAY DEVELOPER PROVIDES NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HUGE APARTMENT SCHEME

Salford's planning scandal is to go up another gear this week when an application by developer De Trafford for 421 apartments in blocks up to 27 storeys high on the site of Furness Quay is considered by councillors. Thanks to Salford City Council policies, the developer will be providing no affordable properties, while, through 'viability' assessments it is set to avoid over £1million in planning fees.

Meanwhile, the English Cities Fund (ECf) is continuing its secrecy in relation to new apartments and an office development around Chapel Street and New Bailey.

Full details here...

A YEAR AFTER SALFORD CLADDING SCANDAL INDEPENDENT TENANTS MEETING TO BE HELD

Star date: 16th July 2018

CLADDING, SECURITY, FIRE SAFETY AND MORE TO BE DISCUSSED AT PENDLEON TENANTS MEETING

As the Grenfell Tower victims said, before the tragic fire their warnings were not listened to by the authorities. Now tenants in Spruce Court, Pendleton, who are still living with the dangerous cladding, have called an independent meeting for tomorrow, Tuesday, 17th July, to discuss cladding, security and more, while Thorn Court residents are also complaining about the same issues.

Full details here...

PETITION AND PROTEST PLANNED OVER SALFORD SCHOOL HEAD TEACHER SUSPENSION

Star date: 15th July 2018

SCHOOL PROTEST PLANNED OVER HARROP FOLD HEAD AND STAFF SUSPENSION

After Salford City Council suspended Harrop Fold School Head, Drew Povey, and three other staff members last week, supporters have launched a petition to reinstate them, while pupils and parents are planning a protest at the school this Thursday.

Full details here...

FANGIRL CELEBRATION OF SUPER-FANS COMES TO SALFORD FOR GM FRINGE

Star date: 15th July 2018

FOR THOSE WHO GO THE EXTRA MILE IN PURSUIT OF AN ICON

Fangirl by Quina Chapman
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July
Kings Arms 7pm £6

Do you go the extra mile in pursuit of an icon? Fangirl, at the Kings Arms this Thursday and Friday, deconstructs the 'condition' through songs, rhymes and laughs. A Greater Manchester Fringe must-see, enthuses Ian Leslie.

Full details here...

THOUSANDS ATTEND TRUMP GO HOME RALLY MANCHESTER

Star date: 14th July 2018

DONALD TRUMP... 'THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS LEADER SINCE THE 1930s' 

Thousands of people packed Albert Square in Manchester last night to voice anger over US President Donald Trump's visit to the UK. Groups from every section of society that Trump has dissed were represented on stage – from Mexican dancers to an ex-US soldier, to trade unions, peace, climate change, refugee, LGBT and women's rights campaigners, plus spokespeople for youth and children. 

To kick off the evening, Manchester councillor, Pat Karney, called Trump "The most dangerous leader since the 1930s...we have to stop the ideas of Trump going across the world..."

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx