Rotary Charity Shop gets new Premises

The Rotary ladies: From left to right are Margaret Dixon, Joy Slabbert and Brenda Skinner. Photo:

 The Rotary Charity shop reopened yesterday. It now has better and bigger premises in the Beach Road Property building in Melkbosstrand.

For the first time in their three years of existence the Rotary ladies have space to spread out. And volunteers Margaret Dixon, Joy Slabbert and Brenda Skinner were smiling.

“We’re very relieved,” Margaret told For three years we’ve been in the wind and cold,” she said, referring to the garage from which they used to operate. Due to a lack of space the two volunteers on duty would have to sit in the doorway of the garage, which made winter a trial.

New premises, new possibilities
The new premises bring new possibilities. “We are looking to open mornings from 10 – 12,” Margaret says. “We never had room to display the good stuff; now we can. We can display small items of furniture and good bric-a-brac. We need donations and more volunteers.”

The money generated by the shop goes to sponsor health drives in Atlantis. These include sponsering diabetes tests, eye tests, spectacles and wheelchairs. People can drop off items they wish to donate at Beach Road Properties, which is just around the corner, or call Margaret, and she will go and collect.

The Rotary charity shop is on the corner of 6th Avenue and Beach Road; next to Salon Carinette. Opening times: Monday to Friday from 2 pm – 4.30 pm. Margaret Dixon can be contacted on 084 553 3733.



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