Rainbow Trust calls for stock and support

Rainbow Trust urgently needs stock donations and volunteers to help with its retail shops located in Leatherhead and Cheam.

Volunteers play a huge role in helping the charity operate and both shops are currently looking for people to help with a range of tasks including sorting and pricing stock, visual merchandising, steaming clothes and serving customers.

The two shops need around 25 volunteers between them on a weekly basis. However, in reality they’re currently running on less than half this amount. Stuart Maslin, head of retail operations, says,

“We are looking for as many people as possible to help us. Volunteering in our shops is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to learn skills while helping to raise money to support families and their children.”

As well as helpers in the shops, the charity is also encouraging stock donations to be made. While women’s clothing proves to be the main selling point, shoes, books, furniture, children’s clothes, toys and DVDs are all welcome.

Donations can be made by dropping in items directly to either store or by using the charity’s new collection service. It is now in a position to collect – area dependent – small items of furniture, clothing and electrical goods.

While the Leatherhead shop is known for its boutique style, hosting a range of designer goods as well as high-street fashion, the Cheam store has become a super savings operation, providing people with high quality bargains.

Stuart says “We always have great feedback on what we sell within both stores, but in order for it to continue being a success, we need to be receiving regular donations from the public. Anyone who’s been thinking of having a sort out, don’t put it off any longer. We are more than happy to receive items in good condition.”

To enquire about donating goods to Rainbow Trust’s shops, please contact Stuart Maslin on 01372 220032.

To find out more about volunteering, please call Andrea Kelley on 01372 220043 or email volunteering@rainbowtrust.org.uk