18 Feb 2011

Emily Thornberry MP opened The Children’s Society’s first ever central London charity shop earlier today (Friday 18 February).Like The Children’s Society shops up and down the country, the newest addition – in Farringdon Road - promises to be an Aladdin’s Cave for Islington’s bargain hunters.

It will focus on having high street brands in the shop at affordable prices - particularly ladies wear.

It will also include children’s wear, books, home entertainment, toys and bric-a-brac.

Emily Thornberry MP said: “I am always pleased to support The Children’s Society in their work, I even shared an Igloo with Nick Clegg for them! I wish their new shop in Clerkenwell the best of luck”

   Bob Reitemeier, CEO cutting the ribbon   Shop team standing outside shop

The Children’s Society’s Chief Executive, Bob Reitemeier, said: “We’re delighted our local MP, Emily Thornberry, has come to open the shop for us. This is the first time The Children’s Society has had a shop in the heart of London. The shop is the perfect place to hunt for basics and be inspired by unusual pieces.”

 “We really want this shop to become an integral part of the local area. Whether people donate items or buy goods, we really want people to help us. More than anything, we would like volunteers to come forward to help us run the shop. There’s always plenty to do, from sorting new donations to dressing the shop window.”

For more details about volunteering at The Children’s Society shop contact the Supporter Action Team on 0845 300 1128.

The Children’s Society shop can be found at 160 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AS.


For more information please contact Paul Martin in the media team on 020 7841 4422 or paul.martin@childrenssociety.org.uk


The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children can be children, childhood is respected and every child is valued for who they are. Our approach is driven by our Christian values and by the voices of children and young people, who are at the heart of all we do. In 2009 The Children’s Society published The Good Childhood Inquiry, the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood. Its aims were to renew society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children. The Children's Society is continuing to improve this understanding of issues affecting children through all of its ongoing work.