|Red Cross manager
Since the dreadful events of the Grenfell Tower fire in June of this year, the general public throughout the UK have been donating, amongst other things, a vast amount clothing and bedding to the British Red Cross. These donations are now being distributed throughout the British Red Cross Charity shops across the United Kingdom where they will be sold specifically to raise funds for the victims of the fire.
Here in Cirencester we are also doing our bit. But we need help, we need volunteers to come and help sort out the donations and help prepare them for display and sale within the shop.
Justin Bindley, manager, is urgently appealing for volunteers to help with this task. Justin, recently appointed as the new manager to the Cirencester shop, is a professional opera singer. Now at age 54 he has retired from the stage and made the decision to change direction in his career. It has always been an ambition of his to work for a charity and when the opportunity arose to work for the British Red Cross he moved from London in May this year to Swindon to run the charity shop in Cirencester
‘What I need,’ said Justin, ‘are enthusiastic committed volunteers to join our friendly cheerful team. Anyone who has a few hours to spare each week or who can come in just occasionally is welcome. There are a variety of tasks to undertake and the unique skills of each volunteer are put to good use. Not only are we dealing with the donations for the victims of the Grenfell Tower but also with those from our local, and often repeat, donors. It is a never ending turn around of donations coming in and then going out into the shop to raise urgent funds for both domestic and international tragedies and disasters.’
‘People across the country have given generously to the British Red Cross for the Grenfell Tower victims, now however we need to see that generosity extended into time giving. So if you have some spare time, do please consider becoming a volunteer, you are greatly needed.’
If you are interested and would like to help, please get in touch with Justin Bindley, manager, or Sue Waters, assistant manager please call 01285 655734 or drop into the shop, Monday to Saturday, 09:00 to 17:00 at 44 Cricklade Street, Cirencester GL7 1JN (opposite Boots Opticians). Thank you.