More volunteers needed for Carrick High Street shop

Appealing for more volunteers for the Barnardo's Carrick shop are, from left, Kurtis Robinson, currently the youngest volunteer with the shop, Peter Hopper, manager and Lillian Grubb, sales assistant. INCT 39-759-CON
Appealing for more volunteers for the Barnardo's Carrick shop are, from left, Kurtis Robinson, currently the youngest volunteer with the shop, Peter Hopper, manager and Lillian Grubb, sales assistant. INCT 39-759-CON

Barnardo’s clothes shop on Carrick High Street is appealing for more volunteers to help with its vital fundraising role.

Trading for over 30 years, the charity outlet has long been a popular fixture in the retail heart of the town.

Shop manager Peter Hopper said: “Volunteering at a Barnardo’s shop can make a big difference to your life. We are a small but very friendly team and volunteering provides the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and have some fun, as well as supporting Barnardo’s to help turn children’s lives around.

“We offer training in retail skills and stock rotation and we are very flexible to accommodate whatever time commitment our volunteers are able to give.”

Barnardo’s depends on the income from its shops to support its work with young people across Northern Ireland who are less-advantaged and vulnerable.

It runs Horizon Sure Start based at Sunnylands Primary School and also provides counselling for children who have been bereaved and trains professionals to be aware for the signs of child sexual exploitation.

If you are interested in volunteering, telephone Peter on 028 9335 1721.