When one of our shops recently found itself without a manager, Children in Distress’s head office thought that we would need to close shop and lose the very much needed income that our little shops provide.
We didn’t however bank on our army of volunteers, some of whom have been volunteering since the shop opened, holding the fort until help arrived.
For 3 to 4 months, these extraordinary people ran the shop, opening every day, rotating stock, dressed the window and covered every shift.
By simply knowing what worked well, displaying what people want and providing a friendly warm environment, locals came flooding in to have a chat and pick up a bargain.
We want to say a massive Thank You to all the volunteers in Children In Distress, Kirkbymoorside, for coming to aid in our time of need.
From left to right:
Bev Henderson, Jan Harper, June Sleightholme, Ann Ward, Dorothy Thrippleton, Joy Warren & Jane Russell.
Jenny Lazenby, New Manageress Marie Catchpole & Sally Gamble
Missing from the photo: Ann Bowley, Adrian Thompson, David Warren & Lez Lazenby