For immediate release Saturday 3 September 2011
For further information Derek Masterton
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Scotland’s Queen of Clean Aggie MacKenzie is urging highlanders to clear out their closets and donate their unwanted goods to the British Red Cross.
Aggie, star of television’s How Clean is Your House and Dancing on Ice, will officially open a new Red Cross charity shop in Grampian Road, Aviemore, Inverness-shire on Saturday.
She said: “Everybody has things they don’t need cluttering up their homes. Now is the time for a clear out and to help others by doing it.
“The Red Cross always needs good quality goods to sell in its shops. You might not have a use for whatever is lurking at the back of your cupboards, but someone else will and the Red Cross can turn your donations into cash to help others and make a difference to their lives.
“So don’t put your spring cleaning off till next year – do it now and do your bit for others.”
The new Red Cross shop in Aviemore is looking for good quality clothes, household items and bric-a-brac to sell.
And they also need volunteers to help run the shop.
Ann-Marie Manson, Red Cross retail field manager for Northern Scotland, said: “Our charity shops are a valuable source of much-needed income for the Red Cross. Every penny we earn makes a difference to the lives of others.
“We have a variety of jobs for volunteers, whether it’s serving customers or behind the scenes sorting goods. It’s a great way to meet people and doesn’t need to take up a huge amount of time.
“Volunteers can help in the shop for just an hour or two a week or much longer – whatever suits them and fits into their busy lives. We would love to hear from anyone interested in helping out at the Aviemore shop.”
The shop is open Monday – Saturday 9am till 5pm and 11am till 4pm on Sundays
Notes to editors
You are invited to send a reporter and/or photographer to the official opening by Aggie MacKenzie of the Red Cross shop at 102b Grampian Road Aviemore at 10.30am on Saturday, 3 September.
Photographs will be available for wiring on Saturday from Phil Downie – tel: 07770 810618
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.