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    • jap200
    • By jap200 12th Nov 12, 1:36 PM
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    Cath Kidston charity keyrings for Shelter 29p
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    • 12th Nov 12, 1:36 PM
    Cath Kidston charity keyrings for Shelter 29p 12th Nov 12 at 1:36 PM
    I was very surprised and rather pleased to see these rather nice Cath Kidston keyrings on the counter of my local Shelter charity shop. I was even more surprised to see them marked at 29p!



    The lady behind the counter told me that they used to be £3 each. I bought a couple, but 29p just seemed too cheap to me (even as a long-standing MSE-er) so I dontated a little more.

    The keyrings are enameled with the colourful house picture on one side and engraved with the Cath Kidston logo and the words "for whathouse.co.uk Shelter" on the other side

    Just lovely - so worth a little look in your local Shelter shop - and have a look at what else they have while you are there too - I got a shirt, jumper and book - all look as good as new!

    Official MoneySavingExpert insert: We've been in touch with Shelter to see whether these keyrings are available in all Shelter charity shops, but haven't had confirmation just yet. We'll update you when we do.



    It's also worth remembering that Shelter is a charity and while we all love a bargain, if you can give a bit more, like the OP, donations are always gratefully accepted. Thanks to jap200 for sharing this offer.


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    • malmesbury
    • By malmesbury 12th Nov 12, 3:40 PM
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    theyre lovely- great find and great to support a charity, i am just sad that we do not have shelter shops in the south west x
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    • 12th Nov 12, 5:30 PM
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    At 29p you may be helping the charity recover some of its losses on this keyring, but they certainly wont be making any profit.
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    • jap200
    • By jap200 12th Nov 12, 7:05 PM
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    • 12th Nov 12, 7:05 PM
    At 29p you may be helping the charity recover some of its losses on this keyring, but they certainly wont be making any profit.
    Originally posted by moggymutt
    Yes I felt the same way which is why I chose to donate more than 29p per item. However, that is the price they have chosen to sell them for.
    • Rudbeckia
    • By Rudbeckia 12th Nov 12, 11:47 PM
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    • 12th Nov 12, 11:47 PM
    My Keyring!
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    • 12th Nov 12, 11:47 PM
    Hello,
    Just wanted to confirm that the Cath Kidston Shelter Keyrings
    were available about five years ago, which was when I got mine.
    You made a donation to Shelter and they sent you the keyring.
    I remember reading the ad for them in Period Living magazine.
    If you can manage to get a hold of one, I can confirm they of excellent quality and the colours stay very bright. Five years on mine still looks as good as new. Good luck in your search!
    • purple.sarah
    • By purple.sarah 13th Nov 12, 2:02 PM
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    • 13th Nov 12, 2:02 PM
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    • 13th Nov 12, 2:02 PM
    At 29p you may be helping the charity recover some of its losses on this keyring, but they certainly wont be making any profit.
    Originally posted by moggymutt
    People probably won't go to the shop just to buy a key ring though, they will often buy other items too or donate as the OP did. This is the price the charity are choosing to sell the keyrings for so they must have calculated it works for them.
    Last edited by purple.sarah; 13-11-2012 at 2:05 PM.
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    • jap200
    • By jap200 13th Nov 12, 8:24 PM
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    • 13th Nov 12, 8:24 PM
    OOOOO looks like my post has made the weekly email!
    • savingmonkey
    • By savingmonkey 13th Nov 12, 8:45 PM
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    OOOOO looks like my post has made the weekly email!
    Originally posted by jap200
    Yey! Should give the charity shops a boost if people go in and end up buying other items too. Wish we had a shelter one near here, these keyrings look fab
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    • 14th Nov 12, 9:03 PM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 9:03 PM
    My husband and I made a donation to Shelter as a 'favour' for guests at our wedding 3 years ago and gave these keyrings out to the ladies - i think they are gorgeous. I see my friends and family using them, and they tell me it's a fab reminder of the day.....it's nice to think they're also reminded about the good work Shelter do at the same time.....
  • blue55
    Great as a very cheap stocking filler
    • jap200
    • By jap200 7th Dec 12, 5:07 PM
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    Quick update. Popped into a different Shelter shop today - in Ashford, Kent near the top of the high street. There was a whole box of these keyrings on the counter at 29p each (must have been over 100 in there), so they are still around!
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 8th Dec 12, 6:28 PM
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    Aw they are lovely little keyrings! Does anyone know if there is a website or anywhere I can get some of these please??? I live in Belfast and wuld love to buy them, and also make a bigger donation than 29p to the charity also.
    • whitesatin
    • By whitesatin 9th Dec 12, 7:41 PM
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    Aw they are lovely little keyrings! Does anyone know if there is a website or anywhere I can get some of these please??? I live in Belfast and wuld love to buy them, and also make a bigger donation than 29p to the charity also.
    Originally posted by IrishRose12
    They are lovely. Not sure if I am allowed to post links, but, here goes:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cath-Kidson-keyring-lovely-christmas-gift-Brand-new-/190767313731?pt=UK_Keyrings&hash=item2c6a9e3343

    I think it is the same one.
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 9th Dec 12, 9:24 PM
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    Thanks very much, but not sure I'd want to buy them off Ebay unless I knew the money was going to the actual Charity. For all I know this person has bought them at 29p and just looking to make some money for themselves.

    Will keep it in mind though
    • moments_of_sanity
    • By moments_of_sanity 9th Dec 12, 10:17 PM
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    Unfortunately, our local shelter is having to close and don't have any of these available so I have ordered one from Ebay hoping that a reasonable donation was made but have decided to send Shelter a donation directly from our family.
  • ipswichblade
    Plenty in the Worcester shop still, I bought 4 but like most people donated more than the 29p asked for.
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 10th Dec 12, 4:38 PM
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    Plenty in the Worcester shop still, I bought 4 but like most people donated more than the 29p asked for.
    Originally posted by ipswichblade
    Oh, my niece is going to be there this Sunday, will have to get her to pick me some up then. Thanks for that
  • ipswichblade
    Oh, my niece is going to be there this Sunday, will have to get her to pick me some up then. Thanks for that
    Originally posted by IrishRose12
    That's ok.
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