CHARITY SHOP STAFF IN AWE OF DONATION OF DRESSES WORTH £21,000

CHARITY SHOP STAFF IN AWE OF DONATION OF DRESSES WORTH £21,000

Staff at a Scottish charity shop were left shocked when they received a donation of brand new ball gowns and prom dresses worth a whopping £21,000.

The Shelter Scotland store was given about 60 dresses, along with jackets and trousers.

And staff at the shop in Dundee said they were in “awe” of the hugely valuable donation.

John Sinclair, 58, Shelter Scotland’s north Scotland area manager, said: “It’s mad. We’re not used to this sort of publicity at all. We’re just in awe of this donation.

“Every donation we get is brilliant. This is very unusual to get such a donation of products of such high value.

“Some of our other shops have had big donations in the past but this is the first such donation I know of at this store.

“The lady that donated the dresses did so because she was moved by the work Shelter Scotland do with homeless people.”

The donation was made by Liza Sinclair, owner of the city’s Prego Boutique.

Each dress is being sold for around £30 – just a tenth of their actual price.

John said: “We love knowing that a customer feels that they can go away with something for great value.

“We get the best value out of anything that is donated. That’s what makes shopping in a charity shop so delightful.

“I would encourage more donations to be made. It doesn’t matter what condition the clothing is in or what size it is.

“We can take anything and sell anything that we can legally sell. It’s all about raising money for a great cause.”

More volunteers are sought for Shelter Scotland’s shops.

John added: “We’re always looking for more volunteers in our shops across the whole country. It’s not always about donating clothes, you can donate your time.”

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    • Associate news editor John kicked off his career in journalism when he was with news agency SWNS in its’ earliest days over 30 years ago. During this time he’s had the honor of working with some major newspaper titles including the Daily Express and The Sun, both as district and head office reporters.

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