Be charitable: Charity shop looking for volunteers

The Mayor and Mayoress of Sunderland, Coun Stuart Porthouse and Marie Porthouse offically opening the new Children's Society charity shop at Teal Farm with volunteers and customers.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Sunderland, Coun Stuart Porthouse and Marie Porthouse offically opening the new Children's Society charity shop at Teal Farm with volunteers and customers.
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A NEW charity shop is looking for volunteers to donate some of their time.

The Children’s Society shop opened a few months ago at Teal Farm and is proving very popular with customers.

Manager Linda Leech said they are doing really well for donations and with customers, but more volunteers are needed to man the premises.

She said: “We only have two volunteers and two people on four-week placements, so really need more people to come forward.

“We just want to let people know we are here and that we have a very busy shop open five days a week, and would love more volunteers to join us.

“They would be working in a really friendly environment and we train people on all aspects of retail.”

Linda said by volunteering, people have the chance to pass NVQ qualifications, which can help them in future careers.

She added: “For a lot of people, volunteering can get them out of the house and meeting new people. It gives people a boost to be helping the charity.

“The Children’s Society does some fantastic work for young people.” Anyone interested in volunteering can give Linda a call on 417 3183 for a chat, or call into the shop in Craggs Road at Teal Farm Village.