Dispatch in the news at Forfar charity shop

Carol Diplexcito assistant manager of the Chest, Heart and Stroke shop Forfar with the paper dress.

Carol Diplexcito assistant manager of the Chest, Heart and Stroke shop Forfar with the paper dress.

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The Forfar Disaptch is leading the way in the fashion stakes in a novel fund raising venture at a well-known Forfar charity shop.

Instead of fashion making the news, the news is making fashion at the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s shop at 80 Castle Street.

Copies of your popular weekly have been used by staff to create a dress in a bid to draw attention to the shops urgent need for donations.

As the shop manager Tracey Brown explains: “We decided on the “news dress” to try and draw people’s attention to the window and to encourage people to donate any unwanted donations of good quality clothes, collectables, accessories, books, DVDs etc.

“We’ve had tremendous support from the people of Forfar over the years and I’m sure once the message gets out there people locally will rally round.

“I’d like to thank everyone in Forfar for their custom and support and ask them to bring us their unwanted goods. We have a volunteer driver who could pick up your items if you can’t deliver them yourself. All donations are greatly appreciated and help us to raise money to fund the charity’s wide range of local services.”

CHSS improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community. Its Communication Support Services help people who are left with communication difficulties following a stroke, and it also funds stroke nurses to help people coming home from hospital after a stroke.

Its Advice Line 0845 077 6000 offers confidential independent advice from professional nurses and there is a website where useful links can be found and publications downloaded at www.chss.org.uk For more information or to arrange uplift of heavy or bulky items you wish to donate please contact Tracey on 01307 464892. Please donate today and make a real difference to the lives of local people with chest, heart and stroke illness.