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Grantham Journal caricature: Stars of The Salvation Army shop

Dave and Dawn of The Salvation Army shop in Grantham. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.
Dave and Dawn of The Salvation Army shop in Grantham. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.

Two familiar faces in the town, Dawn Cadwallader and David Daine, spend their time helping to run The Salvation Army shop in St Peter’s Hill, Grantham.

The charity shop, which opened in March 2015, has proved a hit amongst the locals – helping to raise valuable funds for The Salvation Army’s work with people who are vulnerable and in need across the UK.

Dawn heads up a team of more than seven volunteers, who offer their time to help out in the shop.

One of the volunteers who has been there since day one is David, 53, who works at the shop full-time as a key volunteer. “David is full of life,” said Dawn. “He’s great with the customers and is a real asset to the shop.”

Shop manager Dawn, who recently turned the big 60, has worked in charity shops for more than 18 years, having previously worked for the British Heart Foundation and Extra Care.

“I really enjoy working here,” said Dawn. “I was definitely meant to work in charity shops.”

For those who haven’t yet visited the charity shop, inside is an array of second-hand goods, including quality clothing, shoes and household goods, all at affordable prices.

The shop always welcomes donations, which can be dropped off at the shop anytime during the week.

“We are also, always looking for volunteers to help out in the shop,” said Dawn. “We are in desperate need of volunteers to work back-of-house – sorting through all the stock.”

The shop is open six days a week (Monday to Saturday), from 9pm to 5pm. Call 01476 569602 for more.


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