ANGUS MP Mike Weir joined Marie Curie Cancer Care volunteers for a stint at their Arbroath shop on Saturday for Make a Difference Day. The object of the event was to promote volunteering and similar events have been held across the country.
Mr Weir commented: “It was good to meet Rosemary and Jean and to learn about how the shop worked. Jean is also a former neighbour of mine whom I had not seen for a number of years so we were even able to catch up with family news!
“During my stint I helped with sizing and pricing stock, neither of which are within my normal skill set, and I am sure that I was a lot slower than seasoned volunteers but they humoured my efforts.”
He went on: “The shop raises a substantial amount of money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and can help to make a real difference to those living with cancer. None of this would be possible without the unstinting work of the volunteers and the generosity of local people in both donating to and using the shop.”
“I hope many more people will consider volunteering to make a difference in our local communities.”
l Our picture shows Mike Weir with Rosemary Nicol, shop manager, and Jean Drummond, a volunteer.