CHEST Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) have been inundated with stock donations following a break-in last month at their Cowdenbeath charity shop located in Raith Shopping Centre.

The break-in, which took place last month, resulted in over £2,500 worth of damage and an additional loss of earnings for the busy charity shop as it was forced to close for part of the day.

The front display window was smashed and charity collection tin was stolen.

Carol Cook, shop manager said, “We’re overwhelmed with the support we have received from the local community.

"Everyone has rallied together and has not only donated wonderful clothes and accessories to help fill our shelves but we have received a number of cash donations too. The people of Cowdenbeath have given what they can to help us and we are extremely grateful.”

Carol continued, “The funds we raise through our charity shops go towards our vital services that support people throughout Scotland to get their lives back on track following a stroke or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition".

CHSS have been delighted to receive so many stock donations from the local community and are now appealing for volunteers to help support them as they sort and sell the large quantity of items.

Carol said, “We are so grateful for all our wonderful donations and would be delighted if anyone in the local area could offer some time to help volunteer within our friendly team.”

For more information on the volunteering opportunities either pop into the shop The Raith Shopping Centre. Or call Carol on tel: 01383 510105.