Seaton charity shop’s SOS for volunteers

Brainwave store needs new recruits to ensure its continued success, say officials

A SEATON charity shop is appealing for more volunteers.

Brainwave, in Fore Street, says farewell to its supervisor Angela Drakes tomorrow (Saturday), and has also lost a number of other valuable helpers.

A spokesman for the charity said they needed new recruits to “ensure the continued success of their very popular shop”.

Brainwave is a locally-based charity which provides therapy and programmes for children with disabilities and other issues such as cerebral palsy, down’s syndrome, autism and development delay.

After seven happy years in charge at the Seaton store, Mrs Drakes, 62, said she felt it was time to retire and devote a bit of time to herself.

“I have really enjoyed my time and I will miss the shop and the people greatly. I would not have been able to manage without my volunteers, who have been wonderful.”

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The new supervisor is Carl Matthews who will be running both the Seaton and Colyton shops.

Anyone who wants to volunteer is asked to call (01308) 867984 or call into one of the stores for n informal chat.