‘Donate, Don’t Destroy’. Robin Boles, LVO, Chief Executive of In Kind Direct, delivers speech on 2 October 2018 at Returns Revolution

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ReBOUND: Returns Revolution Conference CEO Robin Boles, LVO, speaks at the Returns Revolution ReBound Conference at London’s Skyloft on 2nd October 2018 For those of you who don’t know us, In Kind Direct is a charity founded in 1996 by HRH The Prince of Wales. We make surplus consumer goods donated by manufacturers and retailers […]

Welcoming new additions to our team

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Welcoming new additions to our team 27/07/2018 We wanted to welcome (and introduce) the newest members to the In Kind Direct team; Giles Robertson, who joins as our Head of Marketing and Charlotte Walshe, as our Head of Charity Partnerships. Charlotte brings ten years’ experience in the charity sector, including managing national projects, research and […]

NEW REPORT: Parents and Primary School teachers across the UK are reporting Hygiene Poverty amongst children on a vast scale

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NEW REPORT: Parents and Primary School teachers across the UK are reporting Hygiene Poverty amongst children on a vast scale STUDY SHOWS TEACHERS STEPPING IN TO HELP PRIMARY PUPILS AS PARENTS STRUGGLE WITH HYGIENE POVERTY A study of both parents and primary school teachers released today reveals teachers are stepping in and providing soap, shampoo […]

A note on GDPR

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A note on GDPR 03/05/2018 With the GDPR deadline fast approaching, we thought we’d include some resources that we found useful in getting to grips with the changes. ICO have put together a really helpful 12 step guide to Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) NCVO, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, have […]

What we’ve learned

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Donor survey highlights 01/05/2018 Thank you to everyone who completed our survey earlier this year. We learned a lot – here are a few of the highlights:  The most commonly donated stocks are overstocks or end of lines, donated by 97% of our donors. 40% donate end of promo stock, 1/3 donate products with damaged […]

In Kind Direct receives £48,450 funding to support charities in its network.

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Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, In Kind Direct receives £48,450 funding to support charities in its network for the second year running. 16/04/2018 In Kind Direct, a charity founded 21 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales to distribute corporate product donations to UK charities, has received £48,450 funding for the second […]

Hygiene Poverty in the news

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The Product Giving Revolution makes the news On 7 December 2017 we launched “Join the Product Giving Revolution”, our manifesto backed by 21 of our major product donors. Our campaign calls on manufacturers and retailers to consider donating their surplus product to In Kind Direct for distribution to thousands of UK charities. Our campaign caught […]