Charity shop in donation appeal

A popular charity shop in Newton Stewart is appealing for more donations to help fund its good work.

The Sue Ryder shop is extending its opening hours on each Thursday this month to encourage local residents to drop off their unwanted goods.

A spokeswoman for the shop said: “Usually local people are very generous and we are lucky to be pretty well-off for things to sell most of the time. But it has been quiet lately and we need more items.

“At the moment our stock is running low and we are asking people for donations. This is part of a national stock generation campaign so throughout October we are staying open until 7pm each Thursday to make it easier for people to donate.”

The Sue Ryder organisation provides palliative care for people with long-term conditions and terminal illnesses, including cancers, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.