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Charity Shelter calling for more volunteers in Stoke-on-Trent

Pat Gibson (centre) Job Share Manager at the Tunstall Shelter store with two current volunteers

The Tunstall branch of Shelter is appealing for more volunteers after being flooded with donations.

The shop, located on the High Street, has had a successful start to the new year with donations from generous local people – and is now sending out an urgent appeal for volunteers to join them by helping sort and sell the new stock.

Shelter uses the funds raised to help those affected at the front-line of the housing crisis.

Shop manager Leah Maddocks said: "We’ve been fortunate enough to be inundated since Christmas, as people give away their unwanted Christmas gifts, or have a new year clean-out of their cupboards and drawers. We are getting some fantastic items through the door.

"But our shop is kept going by our local volunteers, and now more than ever we could really do with your help.

"We’ve been tackling the housing crisis in this area all year, but if you’d like to help us in the fight, then volunteering at our shop is a great way to do it. It’s a great way to start off the new year with a small commitment to make big change with Shelter – and you can even get official training and qualifications on the way."

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at Shelter, or you have quality items of your own to donate, please call the shop on 01782 810693.

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