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Appeal for more volunteers to help make the Children's Society shop in Stone a big success

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 25, 2014

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VOLUNTEERS PLEA: Stone's new charity shop is on the hunt for volunteers as workers will be left short-handed by the end of the summer holidays.

The Children's Society opened in the High Street in April and has so far proved a big hit with shoppers.

But after a summer of being helped by a willing group of student volunteers they are facing a shortage as the new academic term starts in September.

Store manager Julia Stoney said: "Things have been going really well since we opened in April and we would like to thank all those who have donated and supported us and all the shoppers. "We have had some high quality donations.

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"Over the summer we have had a fantastic group of young volunteers, who have been amazing to give up their time during the holidays but a number of them will be moving on soon.

"We are only as good as the volunteers helping so we are looking for more people of any age who can spare any time that they have. We need people to help serve in the shop or just to help sort out the donations. "People can do what they want to do. Full training will be given."

Anyone interested should go into the store, which is open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday, and speak to Julia Stoney.

Julia Stoney is pictured with volunteer Joe Swift, assistant manager Heather Scarlett and volunteer Wendy Swift.

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