The Times (26 May 2009) reported that the recession has boosted Britain’s charity shops with one in ten people butying more from the outlets than before the recessions and one in five donating more goods.
A survey conducted by YouGov for Ecclesiastical, the charity insurer, found 13 per cent of people used the stores to stretch their budgets. It found more women were donating more than men.
Mary Portas, of Mary Queen of Shops fame, also has a show coming out soon testing and promoting the rise of charity shops. She has set up a shop in the popular Westfields Shopping Centre in London where the television documentary has been filmed, and if successful there may be plans to roll out more shops.
So, if you’re moving home – donate your unwanted stuff to charity shops and join this burgeoning trend.