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Scope charity shops call for ‘goods and garms’ from the people of the South West

New polling from Scope charity shops reveals the average adult from the South West has on average 29 unworn items of clothing and footwear in their wardrobe [1]. That’s potentially 1.5 billion items taking up valuable space throughout the UK [2].

Tops top the list of unworn items as people from the South West have an average of seven in their wardrobes and a foot-stomping 31 per cent...

Devon Air Ambulance opens their 19th charity shop

On Saturday 10th July, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) celebrated the opening of their newest charity shop in St.Marychurch which now occupies the building which was formerly the Snooty Fox pub. A ribbon cutting ceremony was kindly carried out by Mr Kevin Foster MP and his wife Councillor Hazel Foster who were also accompanied by young fundraiser Emily Warwick who was invited to cut the red ribbon...

Charity shop volunteers come to the rescue - by searching through bins!

Items donated by accident to a charity shop by a generous visitor to Devon were retrieved four days later - thanks to volunteers searching through dustbins.

Tania Stewart-Davies, an optometrist from east London, was in Devon clearing a property after her mother sadly died last month.

Tania donated much of the contents to the Samaritans charity shop in Sidmouth, giving items...

Devon Air Ambulance begins work to convert former St Marychurch pub 

The Snooty Fox is being converted into a new charity shop

Life saving charity, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has recently taken ownership of a lease for the premises previously trading as The Snooty Fox pub in St. Marychurch. Works are about to commence to convert the property into a new charity shop bringing the total number of DAA high street shops to 19.

Following over a century long...

Avoid fast fashion and help good causes

The RSPCA’s Charity Shop Challenge aims to encourage people to show off stylish second hand finds and save the planet whilst raising money for charity.

Fast fashion is clothing that moves quickly from catwalk to stores in order to meet new trends. The items are often cheap and disposable and ultimately end up in landfills.

The Charity Shop Challenge (January 20-26)...

Police appeal following charity shop burglary, Camborne

Police in Camborne are appealing for information following a burglary at a Charity shop.

The incident occurred sometime between 3pm and 6.15pm on Saturday 21 December at the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Shop, located in Trelowarren Street, Camborne.

It is believed that the offenders entered the shop during opening hours and concealed themselves inside until staff vacated the...