Volunteers needed for new Lost Chord charity shop in Rotherham

A Lost Chord musician performs for residents of Waterside Grange Care Home in Dinnington.

A Lost Chord musician performs for residents of Waterside Grange Care Home in Dinnington.

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Kind-hearted residents are being urged to spare a little time to help a South Yorkshire dementia charity which is set to open its first shop in the area.

Lost Chord, which provides interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region, is planning to open its first charity shop in Rotherham later this year.

But as well as needing a healthy flow of stock to sell, the charity is also looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to help maximise sales and make the shop a success.

Supported by a professional shop manager the volunteers will get involved in all aspects of shop work, including serving customers, sorting clothes, spotting premium items, pricing goods and creating window displays.

Helena Muller, chief executive of Lost Chord, said: “This is a great way to become much more directly involved in the work of Lost Chord and help us to bring joy and happiness to people and their families living with dementia.

“We’re looking for people over the age of 18 who are friendly and approachable, have common sense, can use their own initiative and work as part of a team.

“It’d a great way of not just supporting Lost Chord and making new friends but also of gaining some retail experience for which we will be able to provide a reference to prospective employers.”

Anyone interested is asked to call 01709 811160 or email helena@lost-chord.org.uk

The charity has many famous supporters and their patron, singing star Lesley Garrett, helped to raise £30, 000 during a gala dinner at Wentworth Woodhouse last year.