Charity’s new Falkirk shop 
is open for business

The Debra charity shop opens in Falkirk High Street
The Debra charity shop opens in Falkirk High Street

A large new charity shop has now opened in Falkirk’s High Street.

The inviting Debra store, which has been attracting attention from shoppers in the past few weeks, is packed with furniture, clothes, books, CDs, bric-a-brac and other items to attract people looking for a bargain and do their bit for charity.

Debra is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by pidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal.

This week, area manager Michelle Scott said she was keen to get more local people into the shop.

She said: “Setting up the shop and getting ready was a big team effort. Colleagues from nearby Debra shops came in to help and so did local volunteers and a big thank-you goes to everyone.

“We’re really pleased to be open and want to encourage more local people to come in and have a look around.

“We’re open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

“We also need more volunteers to come and help in the shop.

“We’re a friendly bunch and new helpers will receive a warm welcome. Volunteers generally work one shift a week with hours to suit them.”

Anyone interested in volunteering in the Falkirk shop can call (01324) 610223 or pop into the branch.

EB affects 5000 people in the UK and about 500,000 worldwide.