New shop coming up for Ayr
4 June 2012
We're expanding our chain of shops with a new location set to open on Friday 8th June on Ayr High Street – the same day the Olympic Torch passes though the town.
We'll be celebrating the new shop, which is located on the Olympic torch relay route, with a sports themed window display from donated items. It is the second of our shops in the town.
At a time when funding for our national and local services is being cut our shops are a vital source of income.
Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland
Speaking ahead of the official opening, Sharon Russell, manager of the Ayr shop, said:
“We’re looking forward to our grand opening and welcoming customers to the shop. It will be a double celebration as we open our doors for the first time to existing and new supporters and anticipate the Olympic Torch passing by.
“We’re getting into the spirit of the Olympics and hope that the people of Ayr will join us in wishing Ayr’s four torch bearers the best of luck on the day.”
Shelter Scotland shops are famed for their quality of goods. In the past the charity has sold a Rolex watch worth over £7,000 for a fraction of the value, as well as regular sales of top brand names including Prada, Dior and Lanvin and vintage items.
Speaking ahead of the official opening, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:
“At a time when funding for our national and local services is being cut our shops are a vital source of income. We’re very excited to be expanding our shops in Ayr and hope that the new High Street shop is well received by our existing dedicated customers and attracts new ones to help us raise vital funds.
“The top two reasons for why people donate to charity shops are to help people in need and because it’s a convenient way to get rid of items they no longer need. Nevertheless, stock remains one of the most important issues facing charity retailers. We hope that the people of Ayr will continue to support Shelter Scotland, because without their help and generosity our fight to end bad housing and homelessness would be so much harder."