Have a spring clean and help the PDSA

Labrador Golden retriever cross puppy on grass running.

Labrador Golden retriever cross puppy on grass running.

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The Arbroath charity shop branch of leading vet charity, PDSA, is urgently appealing for animal lovers to donate their unwanted items or time to help sick and injured pets in the local area.

The shop at 227 High Street is desperate for good quality donations including CDs, DVDs, books and toys, as well as men’s and ladies clothes, shoes and accessories.

PDSA Shop Manager, Angela Burnett, said: “As a charity, we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters to donate quality stock for us to sell, to help us raise vital funds for sick and injured pets locally and across the UK. So if your attic is straining with old books, toys and clothes, why not have a clear out and let us take some of your unwanted items off your hands?”

The Arbroath shop is also looking for volunteers to offer their time to help look after the day-to-day running of the store.

Angela continued: “We need enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about pets and who can lend a hand at the Arbroath PDSA shop.

“No previous retail experience is required to come and work with us and for many of our volunteers, they find the experience that they pick up with us enhances their CV and builds confidence. Volunteering with us also gives people a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. So if you are passionate about animals and fancy a new challenge, why not get in touch and see if you could help.”

For more details about volunteering for PDSA, please call the National Volunteering Centre on freephone 0800 854194 or visit www.pdsa.org.uk/volunteering.

Located at 227 High Street, Arbroath, PDSA shop raises funds to provide PDSA-funded veterinary treatment in the local area. Donations can be taken to the shop from (Monday to Saturday, between 9am and 5pm).

For more information about Arbroath PDSA shop, please contact Angela, on 01241 876627.

For more information about PDSA, please visit www.pdsa.org.uk

PDSA encourages all supporters to sign up for Gift Aid, to help their donations go even further. Gift Aid allows PDSA to claim an additional 25 per cent of the value of each item sold, which helps raise over £1 million a year for the charity.