THE BROMSGROVE branch of the Salvation Army has launched an appeal to find volunteers to help it with the demands it faces at Christmas – its busiest time of year.
As the charity’s shop faces increasing needs for its sales and donations, it is urging anyone in the district who can help to come forward.
Area manager Susan Hindle said: “There’s no time like Christmas to help out at a Salvation Army shop.
“It’s one of the best times of year, but also one of the busiest.
“That’s why we’re appealing for a band of Sally Army Helpers who can donate as much time as they can to our Bromsgrove shop during the festive period.
“Volunteers often don’t realise how valuable they are – just a couple of hours or even a few days a week make a huge difference to us.”
No experience is necessary and there are a number of roles volunteers can help out with.
These include sorting through sacks of donations to spot good condition items that will appeal to customers, sourcing Christmas decorations and decorating trees, putting together window displays, steaming and hanging clothes, assisting customers and spreading festive cheer by singing a few Christmas carols.
Those those interested should pop into one of the Sally Army shops and talk to the friendly staff there.
Visit www.salvationarmytrading.org/finder and click on the Bromsgrove shop to find out more.