Business as usual at Maxie Richards fundraising shop

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Having been through a difficult time, The Maxie Richards Foundation has announced that its charity shop is open for business.

The founder of the charity, Maxie Richards from Bearsden, has taken hundreds of people into her home over the years to help them detox from drugs and offered support to the families of those struggling with addiction.

The Foundation, which helps men recovering from drug/alcohol addictions, depends heavily on donations and income from the shop to sustain its work.

It has closed its shop on Dumbarton Road to focus on the one at 1079 Maryhill Road with Agnes Morrison at the helm with volunteers Dougie and Jane. Agnes said: “It has been difficult to recruit enough volunteers to keep the shop open and we are still looking for people with a few hours to spare each week. We’d also be grateful for donations of clothes, bric-a-brac and small items of furniture.”

The shop is open Monday to Friday and every second Saturday.

The Foundation now hopes to launch a new project to support mothers whose families are afflicted by drug/alcohol addictions.

If you’d like to volunteer call Agnes on 0141 946 0209 or e-mail

Maxie’s work continues in Tighnabruaich where The Foundation’s rehabilitation unit is working to restore lives.

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