Volunteers wanted for busy charity store

Cancer Research shop manager Sharon Smith is ready to welcome new volunteers. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.

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Fort William’s Cancer Research shop urgently needs more volunteers following its re-opening from lockdown.

The High Street-based charity retailer needs more help than ever to keep it operating for its many customers and people making donations.

Manager Sharon Smith said: ‘Since the shop opened 30 years ago, we have raised more than £3 million for Cancer Research and we would like to continue making a real contribution to this work.

‘People are very generous in making donations to the shop and our volunteers do an excellent job in preparing items to go on sale.

‘However, there is much more than this to joining the team, with the opportunity to make new friends, get out of the house and have fun while making a real contribution to the community.’

Volunteers need only offer a few hours of their time per week, or longer if they like, and training will be given in all aspects of running the shop, from sorting and categorising the donations to dealing with customers and helping with fund raising events.

Anyone aged 18 years and over is welcome. To find out more either drop into the shop or call Sharon on  01397 705116.