New Shelter shop opened

SHELTER Scotland opened a new shop at 215 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, on Saturday.

The charity stated that it is relying on the kindness and generosity of local people to raise vital funds.

Shelter runs a number of local projects, including a support service for young runaways and advice and advocacy for households facing money and debt problems. It received over 20,000 calls to its free national helpline last year from families and individuals living in bad housing or at risk of homelessness.

Shelter Scotland says its chain of 44 shops across Scotland go a long way in funding local and national support projects.

Liz McIlrath, manager of the new shop, said: “We are overwhelmed by the long-standing support we have received from local people over the years and hope they will welcome the new shop.

“As we prepare to open our doors stock remains one of the most important issues we’re facing, as well as the need for dedicated volunteers.

“It costs just £10 for one of our expert advisors to help a family or individual at risk of losing their home. We can raise that money by selling an unwanted jumper or pair of shoes. £45 is enough to train an advisor to protect children at risk, which could be raised from selling an unwanted winter coat.

“Of course our shops would not survive without hard working volunteers who give up their spare time to help us raise money so we can work towards ending Scotland’s housing crisis for good. If you think you’ve got what it takes, pop into the shop and speak to us about volunteering opportunities.”