Winner of the Charity Retail Association awards!

On Monday 29 June, Mandy Tucker, manager of The Children’s Trust charity shop in Maidstone, Kent, was named Charity Retail Association awards retail staff member of the year! Mandy was nominated for the award for a variety of great reasons. Firstly, she helped beat the Maidstone’s shops budget last year, growing sales by 7% despite the shop suffering two burglaries in 2014/15. The damage and upset was a minor setback and gave Mandy the opportunity to call on her community to support the shop and recover the cost of repairs. Secondly, when personal illness resulted in Mandy being away from the shop, her dedication shone through as she was always on the telephone keeping an eye on the shop and offering advice. She is truly passionate about The Children’s Trust and is constantly looking for opportunities to generate sales with her catchphrase of: “I must show you this – it has only just come in”. Finally, she is a great manager, a kind boss, an enthusiastic fundraiser, a social whirlwind and an example of charity retail at its very best. The Children’s Trust would like to say a big thank you and well done to Mandy! Mandy is based in our Maidstone shop at 20 Gabriels Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JG. Would you like to make a donation? or visit one of our stores?

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