YMCA store in plea for helpers - The Malvern Observer

YMCA store in plea for helpers

Malvern Editorial 7th Mar, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

VOLUNTEERS are needed for the town’s new YMCA charity shop.

The former Dorothy Perkins store based on Church Street in Great Malvern opened last week and has already enjoyed plenty of visitors.

As well as furniture, it also sells books, clothes, games and general bric-a-brac.

Debbie Owens, area support manager for the YMCA, said: “We have been very busy in our opening days and there has been a lot of interest.

“But we obviously need volunteers who are crucial to our organisation.”

She added it was great to open up a new store to support the charity’s hostels such as the closest one to the town in Worcester.

Debbie said the services were becoming more important in the current financial climate than ever before, especially for young people who found it difficult to obtain employment and housing.

As well as volunteers the store is also welcoming donations of unwanted items. Furniture can be picked up free of charge as well as general belongings people have to spare.

Debbie added: “We rely on donations and customers are kind enough to give us good quality items for a great charity.

“We just want people to come along and see what we’ve got to offer. It is all about supporting a worthwhile cause.”

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating unwanted belongings and furniture can visit the store or call the management temporarily available on 07969 590486.

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