Not your average charity shop – we open the doors of our very first pop-up shop

Posted by / Friday 10 August 2018 / Events

Something incredibly exciting is happening in Norwich – we’ve opened our first ever pop-up charity shop!

But this is a charity shop with a twist, because instead of all the stock being second hand, it’s made up of entirely new, sample or store seconds items. 

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We opened the shop yesterday, and from today 1869 will be selling clothing and homeware from big retailers like Hobbs and House of Fraser. We’re also hosting a series of fun events throughout August!

The whole idea started with a Swap’n’Shop sale at Stalham and Broadland children’s centre, so it’s fitting (no pun intended) that the first pop-up shop is here in Norwich.

Lisa Nicholson, is our Senior Retail and Partnerships Manager, and the brains behind the operation. She said: ‘We’re so excited to be bringing the first ever 1869 experience to Norwich. Action for Children launched their whole retail venture with a Swap ‘n’ Shop sale at Stalham and Broadland children’s centre.

‘Now one idea has evolved into its very own shop which will be popping up across the country, and every single purchase will go towards helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children, often in desperate situations.’


We’re so excited to be launching another way of giving people the opportunity to get involved in and helping children in the UK.

The shop will be run by some amazing volunteers, many of whom have been helped by our services in Norwich.

And the best bit, is that every single penny of profit from the shop will go towards helping vulnerable children and young people who need it most.

People of Norwich, get yourselves down there!

And if you’re not in the area but know someone who is, share this article to help spread the news.

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