New shop on the block calls for community donations

Banchory Cancer Research UK'Shop manager Yvonne Thomson is  pictured with images of her mum Jean who she lost to cancer. ''Images by : Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES for Cancer Research UK
Banchory Cancer Research UK'Shop manager Yvonne Thomson is pictured with images of her mum Jean who she lost to cancer. ''Images by : Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES for Cancer Research UK
  • Cancer Research UK shop only receiving around 50 bags a week from community
  • Each bag could be worth £25 or more to the charity
  • Call for Deeside residents to help

Deesiders are being urged to detox their wardrobes this spring to support Banchory’s newest charity shop, Cancer Research UK.

Staff and volunteers at the Banchory High Street store are asking everyone to sort out good quality items they no longer need and donate them to help beat cancer sooner. They are particularly keen to receive men’s clothes, women’s spring wear, shoes and bags.

Taking time to de-clutter is a great way to feel fabulous at the start of any season.

Yvonne Thomson, Shop Manager

Shop manager, Yvonne Thomson, said: “Taking time to de-clutter is a great way to feel fabulous at the start of any season. We’re all guilty of holding onto clothes that don’t fit or that we no longer wear. Donating them to Cancer Research UK will help free up wardrobe space and generate the positive feeling that comes from supporting life-saving research.

“Each bag of clothing donated to a Cancer Research UK shop is potentially worth up to £25 – even more if supporters sign up for Gift Aid.”

Yvonne, 47, who leads a team of 11 volunteers, is proud to be on the frontline in the fight against cancer. She was heartbroken after her mum, Jean Thomson, died from ovarian cancer in 2007. However, losing her mother made manager Yvonne even more determined to work tirelessly to give other families more tomorrows.

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. But more funds and supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its groundbreaking research. The Banchory shop at 64 High Street opened its doors for the first time just before Christmas. The new store which boasts a fresh, funky look with white floors and brightly coloured lampshades has an upmarket, contemporary feel.

Supporters can also bring their donations to the shop at 64 High Street,Banchory from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday.

From April 5 it will be open on Sundays too, noon to 4pm.

For more information about the work of Cancer Research UK, visit www.cancerresearchuk.org or telephone 0300 123 1022.