Help save your local charity shop

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland's much-loved stores are urgently appealing to people in the local community to volunteer their time and help keep the store running.

Help save your local charity shop

Article Source: Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
First Published: 28 April 2021 10:43
Updated: 28 April 2021 15:19

The local charity shops reopened on Monday 26th April after months of being closed. The charity’s chain of 45 shops have been closed throughout the most recent lockdown resulting in a loss of over £400,000 of income.

The charity is calling for volunteers to help save the local shop as we begin to rebuild our local communities and high streets.

They have several opportunities available in store, from helping on the shop floor, with stock donations, and keeping the shop safe by managing socially distanced queues and informing customers of safety and hygiene measures.

The charity’s stores are vital in raising funds to help people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions across Scotland live their lives to the full.

Carole Edmonds, Regional Retail Manager at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be reopening our doors again and the team are really looking forward to welcoming back our customers.

“We’re desperately looking for volunteers to help keep the store running and we’re urging people in the local community to spare a few hours a week in the shop. Our volunteers are vital in helping us run our shops and in raising funds to help people across Scotland live their lives to the full.

“Lots of us are looking forward to getting back out and seeing our local high streets busy and bustling again. By joining our friendly team, you’ll be helping to save your local store as our community gets back on its feet after lockdown.

“The safety of our staff, volunteers and customers is a priority and the safety measures that we put in place in the summer are still running in the shop. All stock is quarantined for 72 hours, cough screens and hand sanitising stations are installed and there is a limit to the number of people allowed in the shop at any time.

“We will begin accepting stock donations from Monday 26th April. We always receive the most amazing donations from the local community and we’re so thankful for their continued support. To help the team manage donations, we’re asking anyone who has stock to donate to please give your local shop a ring to arrange a drop-off time.”


If you’d like to volunteer at your local Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland store please email their volunteer team at volunteering@chss.org.uk

Find your local Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland store below:

Glasgow:

172-174 Fenwick Road G46 6XF - 0141 638 0901
103 Clarkston Road G44 3BL - 0141 633 0473

Edinburgh:
131 Bruntsfield Place EH10 4EB - 0131 2299088
8 Main Street, Davidson Mains EH4 5BY - 0131 336 5490
344 Morningside Road EH10 4QL - 0131 447 6170
76 Newington Rd EH9 1QN - 0131 667 1901
113 Portobello High Street EH15 1AR - 0131 657 5204
71-73 Raeburn Place EH4 1JG - 0131 332 3833

Lanarkshire:
Carluke - Rankin Gait Centre ML8 4AT - 01555 752044
Lanark - 38 High Street ML11 7EX - 01555 664950
Wishaw - 59 Main Street ML2 7AB - O1698 767699
Strathaven - 64 Waterside Street ML10 6AW - 01357 529431

Fife:
Dunfermline 6 East Port KY12 7LJ - 01383 722050
Kirkcaldy - 189 High Street KY1 1JA - 01592 269305
Leven - 62-66 High Street KY8 4NA - 01333 425319
Cowdenbeath - Unit 5-8 Raith Centre KY4 8LW - 01383 510105

Renfrewshire:
Erskine - 3 Bridgewater PA8 7AA - 0141 261 7345
Kilmacolm - 1-2 St James Terrace PA13 4HB - 01505 872679

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