Sad farewell to Kirkcaldy charity shop

Oxfam charity shop in Kirkcaldy High Street
Oxfam charity shop in Kirkcaldy High Street

KIRKCALDY’s Oxfam charity shop will close at the end of this month.

The popular shop in the High Street will shut its doors for the final time on December 29 after 30 years in the town.

A spokesman for the charity said the move came as a result of the shop not being able to secure enough money from donations.

Betty Girvan has volunteered at Oxfam for the past nine years, coming in six days a week in recent years.

The shop currently has a manageress and four volunteers.

Betty said: “I started off doing half a day a week after I retired, then gradually it built up until I was in every day.

“I have really enjoyed working here and meeting the public and it will be a very sad day when the shop closes for the last time.

“Our customers have been very generous and we always had lots of donations, but it has not been enough.

“I am going to volunteer at the Oxfam shop in Glenrothes along with another of our volunteers, so we will still be involved with the charity.”