The trustees of For Carnoustie are planning a novel twist on the ‘pop up shop’ concept starting this month to help eight local causes.
Although For Carnoustie already exists to raise funds for a broad range of town groups the trustees understand that organisations often have specific events or funding goals to achieve which the charity might not be able to assist with through their normal grants.
Participating organisations will be offered the chance to pop along to the High Street shop and take over running it for up to four days over the coming year and will get to keep all they make in that period.
A spokesperson for For Carnoustie explained: “In turn it is hoped that the groups will use their contacts and networks to encourage more people to ‘pop along’ and have a browse around the shop and, hopefully, buy more of the donated goods to raise further funds for community organisations across Carnoustie.
“There has been a positive response from a range of local organisations – the Girl Guides, the Pipe Band, the Brass Band, the Boys’ Brigade, the Rugby Club, the Air cadets, the Rotary and the Carnoustie Theatre Club all have dates in mind across the Spring and Summer.
“These organisations and clubs all see the chance not only to raise funds for themselves but to publicise what they do and encourage people to pop along and join in with them.
“Whether that is: learning the pipes and/or drums in the local pipe band; not just blowing your own trumpet but joining the brass band; finding out what it takes to be an Air Cadet; being part of a team with the rugby and football teams; or becoming part of a wider movement through the Girl Guides or Scouts.”
If you want to find out more then why not head to the For Carnoustie shop from April onwards when each of these organisations, and more, will pop along to run the business and raise some vital awareness and funds for their respective causes. The first ‘Pop Along’ is for the Carnoustie and District Pipe Band and is scheduled for April 11.