Big C signs up to The Charity Shop Gift Card

Big C is now accepting The Charity Shop Gift Card — the only nationally accepted, multi-retailer gift card that can be spent exclusively in charity shops.

The Charity Shop Gift Card is a not-for-profit that has been developed and launched in association with the Charity Retail Association.

Big C is now selling and accepting it in its eleven shops*, which provides a significant contribution to the work in supporting families impacted by cancer across the region and also funds specialist equipment and internationally significant research projects based at the Norwich Research Park.

The gift card for good is being accepted by regional charities in most areas of the UK and in the national network of shops run by Sense, Marie Curie, Shelter, Crisis, YMCA and The Children’s Society.

Suzanne Comaskey, Retail Operations Manager for Big C said: “We’ve been waiting to join the scheme for a while now so thrilled to finally launch the gift card. We truly believe that the gift card will be well received by our customers and it will hopefully introduce some new people to the benefit of charity shopping.” 

Two members of the team at the Cromer shop holding the Charity Shop Gift Card, suurounded by Big C merchandise

We’re delighted to now be working with Big C adding some great charity shops to the network in Norfolk.  The scheme is now growing rapidly making it an ideal gift for people that want to shop more consciously and reduce their impact on the environment.

Lee Fellows, Co-founder of The Charity Shop Gift Card

The scheme will support the growing second-hand revolution, which is helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. It will also help national and regional charities boost their own income by giving them their first collective opportunity to tap into the £7billion-a-year gift card market.

The Charity Retail Association has 450 members with 9,000 shops, and together they are already diverting over 300,000 tonnes of textiles away from landfill and contributing over £300million to help fund the work of their parent charities.

As a social enterprise, a minimum of 65% of the gift card scheme’s surplus will go towards funding charity gift cards for good causes to donate to the communities they are supporting.

The gift cards themselves are recyclable and compostable and are available from participating charities and at supermarkets and other major high street retailers. They can be purchased as e-vouchers from

The Charity Shop Gift Card is a member of Social Enterprise UK, and the Gift Card and Voucher Association.

*Please be aware, we are unable to accept the gift cards online or at our ebay site.


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