Queues greet Leven’s new charity store

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Shoppers in Leven had their first chance to do some bargain hunting in the new Salvation Army charity shop when it opened its doors on Thursday.

After a special opening ceremony at 78 High Street, the shop’s team of staff and volunteers welcomed the queueing crowd of customers lined up outside the store.

“We’ve been very busy getting the shop ready for a while now and the response from local residents has been fantastic,” said shop manager Frank Richards.

“People have been regularly popping by, keen to see what’s going on and how they can help. We’ve also had some very generous donations from locals so we’re absolutely thrilled. We hope that now we’re open the local residents will enjoy shopping here, as we’ve got some fabulous bargains on sale at very reasonable prices.”

The shop sells quality donated goods including clothes, accessories, bric-a-brac and household goods.

With profit from the shop gift-aided to The Salvation Army to help fund its work throughout the UK, the team is confident that shoppers will be tempted by the quality of the goods on offer, knowing that their money is going to a well-loved charity. Homeless shelters, substance misuse centres and family tracing services are just some of the services The Salvation Army delivers.

Customers at the new shop’s opening were also offered one of the store’s new loyalty cards.

The team looks forward to welcoming more customers and volunteers to the new shop.

“We hope that this fantastic start continues and local people will continue to support us by shopping, donating and thinking about whether they’d like to become part of our team of volunteers” said Frank.

•If you are interested in volunteering at the Leven shop, visit the shop or e-mail volunteer@satradingco.org for further information.