Help save Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland's Banchory store

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s much-loved boutique store in Banchory is urgently appealing to people in the community to volunteer their time and help keep the store running.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 12:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 7:12 am
Can you spare some time to help out at the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland store in Banchory?

The charity shop reopens on Monday, April 26 after months of being closed.

The charity is calling for volunteers to help save the 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 raise 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.”

Carole continued: " 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.”

The shop will also begin accepting stock donations from Monday, April 26 .

Anyone who has stock to donate give the shop a ring on 01330 823 213 to arrange a drop-off time.

If you’d like to volunteer email [email protected]