Refugee charities appeal for donations ahead of Penzance shop opening.

The Cornishman, February 10, 2016

WEST CORNWALL volunteers who want to do their bit for the refugees caught up in the current troubles are taking over a Pop Up Shop for two weeks on Saturday February 13 and are looking for donations.

The shop will be managed by members of Refugee Aid and UK Action for Refugees who are now urging people to donate good quality items for the shop.

Items donated to the Pop Up shop, next to the market house, will be sent to those affected by the refugee crisis.

Tamzin Wood, from Refugee Aid, said:
“We are looking for good quality donations, unwanted Christmas presents, etc for the shop and volunteers on different days to help in the shop and sort through items. Pop Up Penzance have very kindly donated part of the shop to help us as their contribution and we have 35 volunteers doing alternative shifts; once again we’ve seen a snowball of amazing West Cornwall efforts.”

Ruth Weaver and Libby Pentreath have also been on hand to assist Tamzin and the rest of the volunteers this week as they set up for business.

The shop is intended to be more than a charity shop and organisers see it as a ‘fundraising boutique’, offering various retro goods as well.

The volunteers are looking for quality and practical goods rather than quantity as the shop is only open until Saturday February 27th.

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