Just £3 or less at Cancer Research shop

The Cancer Research Shop in Arbroath High St relaunched itself on Saturday as a discount store where every item can be bought for �3 or less. Staff were pictured outside the shop on Saturday afternoon. From left: Eleanor Brown, EmilyAbel, Carol Andrews (manager), Dawn Murray.
The Cancer Research Shop in Arbroath High St relaunched itself on Saturday as a discount store where every item can be bought for �3 or less. Staff were pictured outside the shop on Saturday afternoon. From left: Eleanor Brown, EmilyAbel, Carol Andrews (manager), Dawn Murray.

In a bid to reflect the needs of the local population the Cancer Research UK shop on Arbroath High Street underwent a relaunch on Saturday.

All goods in the store will now be priced at just £3 or less providing shoppers with an affordable array of clothes and other items.

“We’ve noticed a real difference in footfall since the court house shut down,” said area manager Ken Donaldson.

“The quality of stock in Arbroath is always very good and we had started pricing things to reflect that, at perhaps £4, £5 or £6.

“But we really needed to do something to encourage people to come a bit further down, off the main high street and help us again support the charity.

“We understand it is not an easy place for people to drop off donations with the yellow lines etc. but, and I say this sincerely, the people of Arbroath are very, very generous when it comes to supporting us.

“Hopefully, with the new launch of the lower prices, people will again come in to support Cancer Research UK.”

Donations of unwanted Christmas presents including good quality clothes, shoes and bags are being taken by the store. Each bag of donated clothes is potentially worth up to £25 to Cancer Research UK - even more if supporters sign up for Gift Aid.

Volunteers are also being sought to help and work at the shop. Flexible hours are available and anyone interested is invited to call in to the shop to find out more. The shop is open seven days a week. To find out more about Cancer Research UK’s shops, visit www.cancerresearchuk/shop