Article Source: Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
First Published: 3 June 2021 12:27
Updated: 3 June 2021 12:27
The store will be open Monday – Saturday 11am – 4pm. The charity is hoping that the local community will choose to donate stock as they open their doors.
With lockdown amounting to the charity losing £500,000 per month of income, following the closures of the charity’s 45 shops and postponement of all fundraising events, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is urging customer to reacquaint themselves with their boutique shop and also to help replenish the shelves with some much-needed donations.
Customers will still find a unique shopping experience awaits them in the charity’s shop where they guarantee hidden gems, one of kind labels and vintage finds but this now includes a new quarantining system for receiving and handling stock to ensure that customers, volunteers and staff are protected.
Carole Edmonds, Head of Retail at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, said: “It is such a shame that our beautiful Newton Mearns Boutique was only open a matter of weeks before the pandemic struck. We are hopeful that the locals will be as excited as we are to see it open again. We are delighted to be welcoming people back and seeing our local high streets busy and bustling again.
“The safety of our staff, volunteers and customers is a priority and we have new safety measures running 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 are 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. So, if you would like to join our friendly team please pop in and have a chat. 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.
“We have always received the most amazing donations from the local community and are thankful for their continued support. To help the team manage donations, we’re asking anyone who has stock to donate to please give the shop a ring on 0141 387 4088 to arrange a drop of time.
“We want people to know that their donation means more to us that just a donation, it means with your help, we can continue to support people to do more than survive, we can help them really live again.”
If you have any spare hours to volunteer please email: email@example.com
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