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Bag a bargain at Charity Super.MKT

CHARITY SUPER.MKT RAISES OVER £64,000 AFTER TWELVE WEEK STINT AT MEDIACITY - WITH ALL ITEMS NOW REDUCED TO £3

Charity Super.Mkt, the UK’s first multi-charity pre-loved fashion store has sold more than 8,000 items to the value of over £64,000 during its phenomenal twelve week run at Quayside MediaCity – and now savvy shoppers have one last chance to bag the bargain of the month as all items are to be reduced to £3.

The second-hand store intends to go out with a bang with all items reduced for the final week of opening, between Monday 22nd and Sunday 28th January, with all proceeds donated to the charities involved, including St Vincent de Paul, Traid and All Aboard.

Top picks include the best of band tees, forgotten football tops and desirable denim, as well a range of sports gear and players shirts recently donated by Super League rugby club Salford Red Devils.

Since opening on the 2nd November, the pop-up’s success has ensured that over 2 tonnes of clothing has been saved from landfill, as well as saving more than 20,000 kilograms of CO2 emissions – that’s equivalent to travelling over 79,000 miles by car, 3.2 times around the world, or saving enough water to fill an olympic sized swimming pool.

The Quayside MediaCity pop-up was the first Charity Super.Mkt to open in the North. In its first year of operating, Charity Super.Mkt has sold over 186,000 second hand items, preventing 53,400 kg of clothing going to landfill and raising £1.65 million for charity.

With all proceeds going to good causes, Charity Super.Mkt has also helped to fund nearly 200 extra days of cancer nurses for Cancer Research UK, 15 days of emergency helpline cover for Shelter, 3,000 hours of nursing care for Marie Curie, and paid for people with learning disabilities to gain part time employment through Brandon Trust’s social enterprises, to name but a few.

Charity Super.Mkt is co-founded by Marie Chenoweth, CEO of sustainable clothing charity TRAID and Wayne Hemingway MBE, of HemingwayDesign and co-founder of British fashion brand Red or Dead. It aims to create a destination that allows people to shop sustainably and with purpose.

Wayne Hemingway MBE said: “The success of Charity Super.Mkt has shown that there has been a real shift in consumer shopping habits, with people making a concerted effort to shop more sustainably and with purpose.

“Charity Super.Mkt facilitates that and more, allowing people to shop at reasonable prices while helping a good cause too. This certainly isn’t the end of Charity Super.Mkt at MediaCity – we’re looking forward to returning this summer during We Invented the Weekend festival, and continuing to foster the sense of community support and charity that the North of England does so well. We’ve really showcased that fashion can be fun, affordable and fair to all.”

Stephen Wild, Managing Director of MediaCity, said: “Having Charity Super.Mkt at Quayside MediaCity has been wonderful – as well as its own successes in raising money for charity, the store has drawn new visitors to the area and provided a real boost in footfall for the rest of the destination’s offering, including the newly opened Central Bay which is home to Kargo MKT foodhall and bar and microbrewery 11 Central. We’re looking forward to seeing the return of Charity Super.Mkt at We Invented the Weekend later this year.”

Charity Super.Mkt remains open at Quayside MediaCIty until Sunday 28th January, before returning to Quayside for We Invented the Weekend festival on the 15th and 16th June.

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (Thu 10am-8pm) Sat 10am-7pm Sun 11am-5pm.

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