Oxfam donations flooding in again

Oxfam Milngavie'Manager Christeen Scott with Volunteers Hilary Reid, Penny Hedges and Eileen Jamieson.'Photo by Paul mc Sherry 31st Oct 2011.
Oxfam Milngavie'Manager Christeen Scott with Volunteers Hilary Reid, Penny Hedges and Eileen Jamieson.'Photo by Paul mc Sherry 31st Oct 2011.

MILNGAVIE’S Oxfam shop may have dried up after it was flooded last month - but there are still plenty of donations flooding in.

Manager Christine Scott has been overwhelmed with the response to an article in the Herald at the beginning of October which appealed for donations of new stock.

Thousands of pounds worth of items in the Main Street store were ruined when the floor was covered in two inches of water after a nearby mains burst. Many things had to be thrown into a skip and the carpet had to be lifted and has now been replaced with wooden flooring.

Christine said: “Books, records and CDs were worst hit as many of them were stacked up on the floor in the sorting room.

“Our Christmas cards were also damaged and we had to close the shop for three weeks while we got the new floor laid so we lost a lot of sales revenue.

“We are so glad to be open again and to be able to return to business as usual. People have been so kind, we’ve been inundated with donations.

“We’d like to thank everyone for their support and we love the new look shop, it’s so smart.”