Bric-a-brac and accessory sorters for Warwick

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The new manager of the British Heart Foundation charity shop in Warwick is appealing for another six to ten volunteers to lend a hand in helping to run the business.

Clare Briscoe said: “We are open seven days a week and desperately short of volunteers at the moment.

“Even an hour on the tills or helping in the backroom would be useful because all the money we raise goes towards the sort of pioneering research that has transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.”

Clare, who is one of just two paid members of staff, added: “We may be just a small shop but along with others across Warwickshire and the rest of the country, the funds we raise have all played a part in the discoveries of vital treatments.”

Some people volunteer in the shop because it’s an opportunity to meet new people and chat to the customers.

Others just want to try new activities or gain work experience for the all-important CV that has to look impressive in the hunt for paid work or on further education applications.

Clare said: “We are particularly short of people for the till on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays but other days too.

“We also have a variety of other roles available for willing accessory sorters, bric-a-brac experts and book enthusiasts.”

Drivers willing to go out and collect items, or help to build links with supporters in the community are also welcome.

To find out more call in at the shop in Market Place, Warwick, or call Clare on 01926 497279.