The YMCA Garston charity shop has reopened its doors for the first time after nearly 15 weeks of being closed and it is now looking for more volunteers to join the team.
The shop, which reopened on July 20, is now welcoming back much-loved customers and donors but has fewer volunteers than before.
Staff are appealing for volunteers to help them get back up and running.
Donations to YMCA Garston are welcome, and if donors have any questions or concerns before dropping items off, they are encouraged to call the shop beforehand.
Across all its reopened stores, YMCA will be adhering to government guidelines with additional cleaning and social distancing measures, alongside hand gel stations at each entrance.
Simon Green, head of retail at YMCA England and Wales said: “The retail team have been working extremely hard to reopen stores in a way which keeps customers, staff and the community safe, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back.
“It truly is a privilege to serve at the heart of communities, providing not only the chance for customers to find bargains and recycle goods, but also to gain employment experience and create new friendships. We have missed you and we are delighted to be back.”
Money raised at YMCA charity shops across England and Wales is used to help transform the lives of young people across almost 740 local communities.
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