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Salvation Army donation banks get fitted with sensors in trial to improve collection
| 22 July 2016

The Salvation Army is trialling an innovative monitoring technology with a proportion of its donation banks. As one of the largest textile reuse and recycling operators in the UK, the charity has fitted 104 collection banks in the East Midlands with FarSite’s netBin sensors to monitor fill levels.

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Norfolk school children achieve top recycling result by donating clothes
| 13 July 2016

Children at Alpington & Bergh Apton Church of England Primary School have teamed up with The Salvation Army’s schools recycling programme, Recycle With Michael. The Norfolk school started recycling at the start of the year and have donated an impressive 1.5 tonnes of textiles so far; the largest collected total weight of all the schools who take part in the charity’s reuse and recycling bag collection scheme.

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Why buy ‘new’ when you can buy ‘special’?
| 12 July 2016

What’s your dream wedding dress? Fishtail… strapless… vintage… jewel-encrusted… satin… lace… white… red… These days, there’s no ‘normal’ when it comes to getting married, and that goes for the dress too.

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Queue of Burnley shoppers welcome new Salvation Army charity shop
| 07 July 2016

The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in Burnley this week. A queue of almost 30 eager shoppers had formed yesterday as the sun shone and the doors opened to the new James Street shop.

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Here comes the bridal wear!
| 04 July 2016

- Launch party Saturday 9 July, 11am to 1pm, 40 Gold Street -

Kettering’s Salvation Army is set to launch a brand new bridal wear collection on Saturday 9 July. The charity shop has a selection of over 80 brand new and preloved dresses as well as a large selection of accessories.

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Fitness label Lorna Jane partners with Salvation Army in new ‘swap shop’ initiative
| 30 June 2016

Fitness label Lorna Jane has teamed up with The Salvation Army to activate a ‘swap shop’ initiative in London. The already successful ‘swap shop’ activation has previously been launched in Australia and the USA where the initiative helps The Salvation Army raise money to support the most vulnerable people in communities.

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We team up with the fashion creators of the future
| 28 June 2016

You might remember in May we began a project with the famous arts college, Central Saint Martins. Second year students from the BA Fashion Communication & Promotion and BA Fashion Knitwear courses were tasked with creating a collection of fashion concepts using textiles selected from half a tonne of donated fabrics.

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A Guide to the 20s
| 22 June 2016

Fashion certainly changes over time (and sometimes we should be grateful for that!) But sometimes it’s fun to look back over the years to see how styles change and trends come and go. A lot of modern fashion is based on previous eras so knowing how to nail the looks of days gone by can give you clues on today’s trends. We’ve put together a guide to the decades, from 1920s to 1990s, using clothing found in our very own stores to demonstrate some of the highlights of the past.

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Crowd welcomes Salvation Army’s newest charity shop in Retford
| 17 June 2016

The rain held off in Retford yesterday as a crowd of shoppers gathered to welcome the new Salvation Army charity shop. The doors were officially opened at 10.30am (Thursday 16 June) by the charity’s Major Ray Mackereth at 19 Carolgate.

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Altrincham offers warm welcome to new Salvation Army charity shop
| 16 June 2016

The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in Altrincham this week. The doors were officially opened by the charity’s Divisional Commander, Major Alan Watters, at 10.30am on Wednesday 15 June at 101 George Street. 

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Get ready to be inspired by our volunteers
| 10 June 2016

From 1 to 12 June marks the annual National Volunteers’ Week, which celebrates and recognises the value of volunteers across the UK. Here, we are celebrating some of our own amazing volunteers by telling their stories. Get ready to be inspired!

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Partnership with Campus Living Villages calls for university students to recycle and raise funds
| 08 June 2016

University students across the UK are being called upon to recycle their unwanted items thanks to a partnership between university accommodation provider Campus Living Villages and Salvation Army Trading Company.

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