Charity Shops' Challenge - Business In The Community

The Charity Shops’ Challenge is the perfect opportunity for businesses of any size to engage staff and the local community while raising important funds for a great charity.

Since it began in 2011, the Charity Shops’ Challenge has raised over £450,000 for local charities.

In partnership with Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, this unique and innovative volunteer event is open to businesses of all sizes and sectors, with 13 stores taking part across Northern Ireland.

The premise is simple, businesses take over the running of a Cancer Focus charity shop for one day and compete against each other to make the most money for the charity.

Teams also participate in fundraising activities in the run up to ‘take-over day’, with the overall winner being crowned Challenge Champion.

As well as the fundraising and volunteering aspect to the event, the Charity Shop Challenge is a great opportunity for businesses of any size to raise their profile within their local community, engage with customers and suppliers and can even provide a creative training opportunity for staff.

Shop take-over day will be 24 May 2024. This is the date on which businesses will be in the store. There’s a little more to the Charity Shop Challenge than that – click below to find out more.

There are plenty of reasons for your business to get involved, for example:

  • Engaging with your local community
  • Bolstering staff wellbeing through active engagement and team building
  • A cost-effective way to develop staff skills
  • Helps raise essential funds for a local charity
  • An excellent PR opportunity through an extensive campaign, led by Business in the Community

CHARITY SHOP LOCATIONS

Ballyhackamore | AVAILABLE

Bangor | AVAILABLE

Ormeau Road | TAKEN BY PINSENT MASONS

Banbridge | TAKEN BY NORBROOK

Coleraine | TAKEN BY TP ICAP

Derry~Londonderry | TAKEN BY JP CORRY

Enniskillen | TAKEN BY MANNOK

Holywood| TAKEN BY DHL

Limavady | TAKEN BY FRYLITE

Lisburn | TAKEN BY ALMAC

Lisburn Road | TAKEN BY SURVITEC

Newtownards | TAKEN BY HUGHES INSURANCE

Newtownstewart | TAKEN BY CAVANAGH KELLY

For more information, please contact Lauren Cunningham.

In 2023, NI businesses raised over £48,000 for Cancer Focus NI. Staff from Allstate NI, CME, Hughes Insurance, Interface, JP Corry, KPMG, Phoenix Natural Gas, PML Group, PPSNI and TP ICAP pictured with Business in the Community and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.