Where Your Money Goes

When you spend money with us or donate items, you support our work to help charities and people in crisis across Shropshire and beyond. Here are just some of our charitable outcomes and the things we’ve done to support the local community.

    • Administration of Wheelchair loans and sales for the Shropshire branch of British Red Cross, saving them administration costs and raising over £6,000 in support funds in 12 months.
    • Supported the operation and fundraising for Maninplace events, raising over £6,500: Mattress Carry, Spud Supper, Brick buy a Brick, bleak midwinter.
    • Provided operational support to distribute freezers and food on behalf of Telford Crisis Support (TCS), to support homeless people through Maninplace (105 residents), Stay (100 residents) and YMCA (50 residents).
    • Provided operational support through vehicle and manpower resource to Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Maninplace and Taking Part, to put on a fundraising fashion show that raised over £4,000.
    • Provided operational support to Stay to assist them in the annual Sleep Out event, three years running. Assisting with transportation of event equipment, set up and removal of equipment and marshalling of the event.
    • Donated over £400 of office furniture and prams to support YMCA.
    • Donated over £400 of office furniture to support Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
    • Donated in excess of £20,000 to TCS directly through the sale of new and reused furniture.
    • Provided TCS with ongoing management and consultancy support, including training two new staff members. Also supported the TCS food bank ball as a guest speaker, which raised over £3,500.
    • Raised over £32,000 in 12 months through the sale of clothes and bric-a-brac, which has been split between the following charities: TCS, Maninplace, Stay, YMCA, British Red Cross, Age UK and CAB.
    • Provided opportunities for seven people to regularly volunteer at our Telford store.
    • Provided support to 10 teenagers completing their Duke of Edinburgh training.
    • Supported Lloyds Bank with volunteering for a corporate away day.
    • Supported TCAT college students with a video shoot as part of their media studies course.
    • Match funded £325 with Stay to pay the deposit to secure accommodation for a homeless person and his dog.
    • Provided operational support to run the food bank from the Telford store on a weekend; outside their normal operating hours. We fill the gap that the service provider is unable to cover allowing seven days a week crisis support. Telford Council have also provided us with 15 emergency gas and electric cards so we can be a crisis point for referrals outside of TCS hours.
    • Donated £250 of furniture to the 1968 Foundation that supports homeless veterans.  Also employed one of their service users and supported five service users through volunteering.
    • Acted as a donation and collection point for the Shrewsbury Food bank.
    • Provided ongoing storage free of charge for the Shropshire Youth Association for 17 youth clubs and saving them approximately £1,000 per month.
    • Set up a homeless outreach project in Shrewsbury using a mobile unit to provide hot food and drinks, and also day-to-day usage of items such as warm clothes, sleeping bags, ruck sacks, hats, gloves, socks, underwear, toothpaste and toothbrushes one night a week.
    • In association with Councillor Jon Tandy, donated a £1,700 mobility scooter to an elderly person who had been house bound for 18 months.
    • Provided a consultancy service to two other Social Enterprises, assisting them with their set up.
    • Delivered a presentation to the local Community Police outlining the support that SCP can provide them. Since the presentation five police officers have utilised SCP to assist clients in crisis. We have provided them with £130 in furniture, and also food and clothes donations.
    • Provided ongoing support two days a week for the Telford store to be used as a drop-in-point for Thrive to provide a floating support service for Maninplace, Stay, YMCA and Bromford to meet their clients.
    • Hosted a TCAT NVQ course in Customer Service for six weeks, providing a temporary training suit for 17 mature students to utilise free of charge, saving them £1,500 per head.
    • 11 volunteers taken on as permanent staff.
    • Donated a dining table to the African Steel band community centre.
    • Donated cookers and microwaves to Yellow Ribbon, a charity that helps re-engage ex-offenders with the local community.
    • 200 duvets collected from the Holiday Inn and distributed to The 1968 Foundation, Yellow Ribbon, YMCA, Maninplace, Stay and Telford & Wrekin Council.
    • Helped The 2014 & 2015 Christmas Smile Project collect and distribute over 300 gifts to families and elderly people.
    • Donated a wardrobe to Lakeside Garden centre to use in their 2014 Santa’s grotto, through which they raised money to support the local air ambulance.
    • Orchestrated the refurbishment of the Telford Foodbank Café in Easter 2014, which has gone on to feed the vulnerable and lonely in Telford for 18 months in conjunction with the Springfield Church.
    • Provided a free of charge removal service to support a local Ghurkha in conjunction with SSAFA.
    • Funded the running costs of the Telford Community Car which was used to assist in crisis support by both SCP and TSC.
    • Supported the housing of a 54 year old homeless male who visited the Telford Community Store in crisis due to weather conditions and personal support needs.
Thank you.