Appeal for Salvation Army shop drivers

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd’s (SATCoL) charity shop in Stranraer is appealing for volunteer drivers to help collect donations from people in the local area who are unable to bring them to the shop themselves.

Donations could include small, portable furniture such as side tables, nests of tables, coffee tables, bedside cabinets and stools, as well as large amounts of bric-a-brac, homeware and clothing. Drivers would be required to make pre-arranged house calls organised by the shop team and transport the donations back to the shop. The collections can be arranged around other commitments the volunteers may have and could include evenings and weekends if they’re more convenient.

Profit made from the sale of the items in the shop will be gift-aided to The Salvation Army to help fund its work in communities throughout the UK, which includes homelessness services, elderly care, assistance at emergency incidents, projects for children and families and much, much more.

Area manager for SATCoL, Nicola Crawford said: “We get lots of calls relating to house collections and volunteer drivers would really make a difference as we could take in much more stock. We’ve already got some fantastic volunteers but there’s room for more. Not only will they help us stock the shop and raise more money for charity, they will also help those people in the local community who need quality items at reasonable prices.”

The shop team emphasised that volunteers do not need to drive a van – a car with a reasonable sized boot or back seat would be fine. If you think you can help with collections in and around Stranraer please contact the shop on 01776 705287.

For more information on SATCoL charity shops visit www.wear2shop.co.uk.