28 Aug 2013

Who needs an excuse to go shopping when we can offer you so many different options? Here’s a wide variety of retail therapies – all of which make a big contribution to our work with disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people.

Calverton Children's Society shop

Two openings make 86

The opening of our new shops in Calverton and Westoe in mid-June, brings our total number of shops around the country to an impressive 86.

To find our nearest shop to you, please phone or email our Supporter Care team or look at our map.

Photo of our Calverton shop opening shows (from L to R): Lady Mayoress of Gedling, Mrs Collis; Jane Guy, Dawn Bennet, Debbie Nickolls, Jade Cross, Chris Newbould, Janette Sheppard and Mayor of Gedling Borough, Bob Collis.


How niche!

For unusual or collectable items – there’s no place like eBay!

And our site on this online retailer is no exception. We sell everything from the industrial to the luxurious - even rubber boots for dogs!

Why not visit our eBay shop?


Salisbury shop in 1983

Golden anniversary

This autumn we’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of our first shop: Bristol, 8 September 1963. Watch out for details of how we plan to celebrate on posters in our shop windows.


Calendar 2014

We’ll be selling sponsored 2014 calendars in all our shops from early September. The calendars have been kindly supplied to us by Marketing and Print Solutions Limited. Any monies raised from their purchase will go towards our work with children and young people. Look out for the calendars in our shops.


Partridge in a pear tree

Christmas card catalogue

Our Christmas card catalogue should have been enclosed with your magazine. If you didn’t receive it or want an extra copy, please tell our Supporter Care team (see back cover) who’ll post you another one.

Ordering your cards online reduces our administrative costs and there’s also a wider range to choose from. Please visit our online shop and place your order today or pick up a copy of our catalogue in any of our shops.


Shop and drop

Shop and drop

Watch out for our new retail campaign, designed to help keep our shops fully stocked. Unlike many charity retailers, we still rely on stock donated by the public rather than bought-in goods.

Please donate any unwanted items to your local Children’s Society shop or email Dominique Scott with any stock-generating ideas you have.


Tradicraft goods

Partners fighting child poverty here and abroad

We have shared values with our partner, Traidcraft. While we work with children living in poverty in England, Traidcraft is focused on fighting poverty in developing countries.

The company offers a variety of everyday fair trade groceries. They also stock a range of Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, festive foods, decorations and gift wrap. We receive 10% of the entire order value on all purchases made through our co-branded online shop.

Traidcraft’s range is also perfect for a Christingle event. Why not buy your sweets and dried fruit from them? They even have a pack of friendship bracelets that can be used as the red ribbon to go around the orange and then worn on the wrist after Christmas. Your youth group will love them!

Quote ‘childs’ at the online checkout to get free delivery on any orders over £25.


Tea towel design

Perfect gifts at any time of the year

Emma Ball Ltd has created a lovely product range for us.

Items include a tea towel (£5.95 each) as well as two attractive magnetic notepads (£3.50 each), which are perfect to use for your shopping lists or reminders. These make great all-year round gifts.  

If you purchase Emma Ball items from our online shop we get £1.60 on each notebook and £2.80 on each tea towel sold to support our work.