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Chatteris charity shop puts out plea for help

Chatteris town sign ANL-150322-161320009
Chatteris town sign ANL-150322-161320009

An expansion which will double the size of a Chatteris charity shop has prompted an urgent appeal for more volunteers.

The Branching Out charity, which supports adults with learning disabilities, is expanding its shop in the High Street into the shop next door.

The charity opened the shop about a year ago, having run services in the area for around nine years, but jumped at the chance to expand next door when the former DIY store there closed down.

Staff are now in the process of refurbishing the building ready for a grand opening in a few weeks’ time.

Having more space means the shop will now be able to sell second-hand furniture for the first time, as well as a larger range of stock, including clothing, homeware, books, music and film, toys and more.

But the charity, which also has a second charity shop in Littleport, now needs more volunteers to help run the shop and further its support in the community.

Assistant manager Toni Kupyn said: “We need as many volunteers as possible, really.

“We don’t put a cap on numbers as some people may only be able to give an hour or so of their time.

“Anything anyone can do for us will be greatly appreciated.”

The shop is also appealing for donations of more stock, particularly any furniture.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Toni or shop manager Lynda Smith on 01354 279484.

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