This week in Parliament Albert Owen MP attended the inaugural meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Charity Retail, and was elected as a Vice Chair of the group.
“I’m proud to be a part of this group. As part of my work on it I will be highlighting the massive benefits that the UK’s 11,200 charity shops bring to our towns and high streets.
“After the crash, it was charity shops that saved many towns. When public perception was against them, it was these shops that helped footfall and spending at times when towns and villages needed it most.
“Charity shops save local authorities over £27m per year in avoiding landfill, hugely reducing our impact on the environment.
“This incredible force for good must be celebrated, not only because of the £270m they raise for charities every year, but also for providing the perfect place for people to volunteer to help them gain skills that will one day help them find work.
“I will be working with this group on events in Parliament and in Ynys Môn, and in the meantime, I encourage all constituents to pay a visit to their nearest charity shop!”