As our regular users know, we at whatCharity are consistently looking for ways to engage members of the public with the charity sector. This January, we ran a give-away competition for one lucky charity shop to win a £90 Curry’s/PC World voucher. Our ‘Who’s Lookin’ In Your Window?’ campaign encouraged members of the public and shop mangers alike to send in photos of their favourite charity shop window displays, along with the location, and why it is their favourite. We want to say a huge thank you to all the participants on their fantastic entries.

Congratulations to our well deserved winers Wakefield Hospice! Our whole team were moved and inspired by your dedication to remembrance and keeping a celebration that is clearly so close to the heart of your community alive. Keep up the great work!

Wakefield Hospice, Horbury

Thank you to Tracie Spurr for the lovely nomination:

“The Remembrance windows the last two years have been created with love and remembrance, to all our local heroes. Military uniforms and memorabilia from customers and families have been loaned to us, which is a great privilege. We display and share these stories of bravery and heroism to local residents and customers whom shop and support our amazing hospice, which is celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Both window tell a stories of bravery, loyalty and love.♥️ “

Wakefield Hospice in Horbury, Wakefield

We always want to give recognition to local causes and are amazed by the work of our charity community, so we have complied a round-up of all entries. Here’s what we received:

 Barnardo’s in Cheadle

“The only specialist vintage charity shop in Barnardo’s. Our windows are our USP so they’re important to our performance and the community (as we get lots of fantastic feedback!)” – Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s, Cheadle

Marie Curie UK Crouch End:

“Staff here are always greet me with a smile 🙂 a busy charity shop which is how I like them!” Charity Shop Goer

Marie Curie, Crouch End

Staffie and Stray Rescue

“We are completely self funded and help as many dogs as we can 🐾❤️” Charity Member

Staffie and Stray Rescue

RSPCA, Crouch End

“Always a pleasure to be greeted with new and interesting items, from clothes to fine china!” 

RSPCA Crouch End

West Norfolk Deaf Association, Downham Market:

“I love arts and crafts and this window is bursting with inspiration 😍” -Sophie, charity-shop appreciator

West Norfolk Deaf Association

Stroud Valleys Project:

“We do lovely displays with our environmentally friendly products and we would love to win a Curry’s voucher” – Stroud Valley

Stroud Valleys Project

Demelza Charity Boutique, Rochester

“Love the shop! The staff are friendly and great and they always have some great vintage finds.” – Demelza Charity Boutique Supporter

Demelza Charity Boutique

Age UK, Boscombe

“Volunteering here is the best thing I’ve ever done. I love it, we’re so busy. It’s so rewarding. We have loads of lovely regular customers and the shop feels like a real community centre.” – Happy Age UK Volunteer

Age UK, Boscombe

Clyst Caring Friends, Broadclyst Village

“…made up of many volunteers who work incredibly hard; not just a shop, we’re a meeting place and somewhere that will always try to provide help to anyone in our community that needs it”. – Clyst Caring Friends Devotee

Clyst Caring Friends, Broadclyst Village

London’s Air Ambulance, Royal London Hospital

The charity shop that’s situated on the roof of Royal London Hospital! Run by a fab team of volunteers, they help to raise funds as well as awareness of this lifesaving charity.

London Air Ambulance, Royal London Hospital

Catwel, Cardiff

The longest running independent cat rescue in Cardiff, residing on Whitchurch Road in Cardiff, run entirely by unpaid volunteers who work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home cats!

Catwell, Cardiff

Age UK, Wakefield

“A fantastic local charity, that only have two shops, where the money that is made goes back into helping people in the Wakefield area” – Another Age UK Appreciator

Age UK, Wakefield

CPotential, Crouch End

Their charity shop in Crouch End is loved by Maud because of “the sheer variety! Plus the fact that they’ve always got some fresh stock to trawl through.” – Maud

CPotential, Crouch End