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Hyde Salvation Army Shop Needs Christmas Helpers
Friday 27th November 2015 @ 10:42 by Tom Greggan
Hyde News

Could you be a Sally Army helper? That’s the question from The Salvation Army’s Hyde charity shop as it launches an appeal for extra volunteers this Christmas.

Ann Penny, area manager, said: “There’s no time like Christmas to help out a Salvation Army shop. It’s one of the busiest times of the year.

“That’s why we’re appealing for Sally Army helpers who can donate as much time as they can to our Hyde shop during the festive period.”

Salvation Army shops offer training in essential volunteer skills but there are a number of key traits required of a Sally Army helper. These include:

– Help sort through donations to spot great toys, pristine party-wear and cosy winter warmers;
– Like of Christmas decorations and an ability to decorate a tree;
– The ability to be jolly, even under pressure;
– The desire to help customers find second-hand treasure;
– Knowing a Christmas carol, or three!

The money raised through the Hyde shop contributes to The Salvation Army’s valuable work with people who are vulnerable and in need across the UK, including homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales and a Family Tracing Service.

Over the last five years alone, the Salvation Army Trading Company’s shops and recycling initiatives have donated over £35 million to The Salvation Army.