Falkirk charity shop plea to help fill its shelves after impact of lockdown
People across Falkirk have been urged to help charity shops get back to the business of beating cancer as retail restrictions lift.
The doors of the Cancer Research UK shop at Vicar Street opened on Monday, and staff and volunteers have rolled up their sleeves ready to try to claw back lost sales endured during an enforced closure.
But they urgently need lockdown de-clutterers to drop off donations and help fill the shop’s shelves with new or second hand bargains, fashion one-offs and homeware items.
Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “COVID-19 has hit us hard.
"Our shops typically contribute more than £25 million each year to vital research, so we need to enlist the support of the whole community to help us fight back.
“Shopping really can save lives. That’s why we’re calling on everyone who’s had a spring-clean, wardrobe detox or cupboard clear out in lockdown to please bag up and bring in any unwanted items.
“Right now, we need quality clothing, shoes, books, homeware and accessories to help keep our tills – and bargain hunters – busy. Most important of all, the sale of these items helps to ensure we can keep making progress for people with cancer.
“We’re also on the lookout for volunteers to help with sorting and preparing donations and to serve in our shops. It’s ‘all hands on deck’ to help tackle the devastating loss of funding we’re facing.
For more information on Cancer Research UK shops, opening hours or volunteering visit cruk.org/shops.