Sense Scotland open on the Parade

Donations of goods are being sought for Sense Scotland’s new charity shop at Motherwell’s 19 Brandon Parade South, which will be open to the public on Monday, April 26.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 4:46 pm
Shop Manager Lynda Rowley is looking forward to welcoming customers to the Sense Scotland shop.

Toys, bric-a-brac, clothes, jewellery, books and other items are wanted to fill up the shelves and raise income for the charity, which works closely with disabled children and adults.

The shop will also operate a free pick-up service for large furniture items.

Donations for the charity shop can be handed in from April 26 onwards.

Commenting on the store opening, Manager Lynda Rowley said: “We have been patiently waiting for the restrictions to be lifted so we can open the doors and I’m delighted that we’re now nearing that stage.

"I know that the people of Motherwell and beyond will be generous and supportive of our work.

“If anyone has donations for us, please start to look them out – we’ll be able to accept items when the doors open. All sales raise much needed income to support disabled children and adults.

“We’re also looking for volunteers, who play such an important part within the organisation.

"They help ensure the shop is tidy and attractive, they sort and replace stock and deal with customers and other retail aspects like working the till.”

Skills learned are valuable for personal development as well as very relevant to careers in retail, advertising and business.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to meet lots of people, play an active role in the community and make friends.

By choosing to buy from or donate to the shop people can help keep valuable products and materials in use for longer – saving money, supporting local communities, and protecting the environment in the process.

See www.sensescotland.org.uk for further details on volunteering opportunities with the charity.

Sense Scotland is a charity which supports and promotes the interests of children, young people and adults who have communication support needs arising from a range of disabilities including, but not limited to, deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning or physical disability and autism.