New Ferry charity shop moved by explosion needs volunteers

Cheryl Thomson from the British Red CrossRadio Clatterbridge listeners are being urged to consider volunteering for a charity which was affected by last year’s explosion in New Ferry.

The British Red Cross shop in the town was forced to close after "shifting 4cm on its foundations".

Cheryl Thomson told Coffee Club presenter Steve Evans how they have lost most of their volunteers to other shops.

“Following the devastation that was there it took us 14 months to reopen. Since then it has been a struggle for us.” - Cheryl Thomson

Thankfully, despite being just yards from the blast, the shop didn’t experience structural damage.

It has now reopened with remaining stock, some items from other branches and new donations.

“The people of New Ferry have been really supportive. They’ve been bringing donations into us quite frequently despite how they could be struggling following the explosion themselves.” - Cheryl Thomson

The British Red Cross charity shop in New Ferry

However, the charity desperately needs to recruit a new team of part-time or full-time volunteers to work in the shop or help sort through the donations of clothes, books, DVDs and bric-a-brac.

Anyone interested can leave a message on the shop’s Facebook page or pop in to the Bebington Road store between 10am and 4pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

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