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Elgin’s PDSA shop appealing for donations and volunteers

By Jonny Clark

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STAFF and volunteers at Elgin’s PDSA shop are urging locals to hop along and donate their unwanted items or time to help sick and injured pets during the easter holidays.

The shop is desperate for good quality donations including paperback books, men’s and ladies clothes, shoes and accessories.

Shop manager Allyson Whitton said: “Perhaps your wardrobe is bulging with unworn clothes or your shelves are full of books you never read?

“Why not have a clear-out and donate your unwanted items to PDSA? As well as de-cluttering your home, you will be helping a very worthy cause at the same time.

Allyson is also appealing for local people to lend a hand and volunteer at the shop. She added: “We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about pets and who can lend a hand.

“Volunteering for PDSA is fun and the skills you learn look great on any CV, plus you get to meet new people and make some friends along the way.

“No previous retail experience is needed, as full training is provided for all new volunteers. So, if you would like to help sick and injured pets, why not join our friendly volunteer team, pop in past for an informal chat to Allyson or Yvonne or call us on 01343 548183”

For more details about volunteering for PDSA, please visit www.pdsa.org.uk/volunteering

PDSA shop at Queensgate, Inverness. Picture: James Mackenzie.
PDSA shop at Queensgate, Inverness. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Located at 102 High Street, Elgin, PDSA shop raises vital funds to provide free and low cost vet care for those who struggle to pay treatment costs for their sick and injured pets.

PDSA encourages all supporters to sign up for Gift Aid, to help their donations go even further. Gift Aid allows PDSA to claim an additional 25 per cent of the value of each item sold.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on PDSA’s shops. The safety and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and customers means the charity has robust safety measures in place following the latest government guidelines. To find out more visit PDSA’s charity shops page.

For more information about PDSA, please visit www.pdsa.org.uk

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