Forfar charity shop urgently needs volunteers

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DO you enjoy the buzz of bargain hunting in charity shops?

Would you like to see what it’s like on the other side of the counter?

If you could spare a couple of hours a week a local charity would be very glad of your help.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s shop at 80 Castle Street in Forfar urgently needs volunteers during the week and on Saturdays to help sort and price donations and serve customers.

The shop helps raise funds to support the charity’s work of improving the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness.

As shop manager Tracey Brown explains: “We’ve had tremendous support from local people in Forfar since we opened five years ago but still need more volunteers to help run the shop. Perhaps you have spare time on your hands or would like to get some retail experience to improve your CV.

“Why not come along and join our friendly volunteer team? You’d have a great time and the satisfaction of making a real difference to the lives of people in your local community. Full training is provided as well as out of pocket expenses.

“We also urgently need stock and would like to appeal to the people of Forfar to bring us their unwanted items to sell in the shop. So if you’re having a clear out or freshening up your wardrobe for summer we’d be delighted to receive your donations of good quality clothes as well as bric-a-brac, accessories, books and small electrical goods.”

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness. All money raised in our shops helps fund our vital local services such as our Volunteer Stroke Service (VSS) groups which provide help and support to stroke patients and their families, our heart failure support service and our dedicated Stroke Nurses. There is also an Advice Line with professional nurses who give confidential, independent advice on Tel: 0845 077 6000 and a website where useful information and links can be found and publications downloaded at www.chss.org.uk.

For more information about volunteering with CHSS or to arrange collection of donated goods please drop into the shop or call shop manager Tracey on 01307 464892.