Post-covid19 charity shop donation intentions in the UK 2020, by age

Non-essential retail businesses, including charity shops, remained closed in the United Kingdom (UK) between March 23 and June 15, 2020 as part of the lockdown measures against the spread of the coronavirus. A survey conducted in early June revealed that upon reopening of charity shops, 55 percent of UK individuals were holding on to items that intended to donate. A large majority of planned charity shop donations was clothes.

Share of individuals planning to donate items to charity shops when they reopen in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by age*

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

June 11-12, 2020

Number of respondents

1,693 respondents

Special properties

UK adults

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Are you currently holding on to any items that you plan to donate to charity shops when they reopen?"

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