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Halfway mark for Hawick hub!

Anticipation in Hawick is rising as the brand new Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) community shop gets ready to open its doors on 21st July 2017!

Carole Edmonds, CHSS Regional Retail Manager said, “We are half-way there and with each step closer the team are getting more excited! We have our new shop manager and assistant shop manager busy helping get the shop ready for opening day.”

“We are all buzzing about opening our first ever community hub shop in a town that has such a huge sense of community. As well as the discount shop we will have a ‘community corner’ within the book section of the shop, where we are hoping people will take advantage of the free hot drinks, Wi-Fi and comfy chairs while looking through the books!  On the ground floor there is also a community meeting space that will hold around 15 people so if you know of any local groups looking for space, get in touch with the staff in the shop to discuss further.”

The shop will boast a fabulous collection of clothes which will be sold at really affordable prices, along with the charity’s best-selling range of Scottish themed greeting cards and diaries.  Volunteering is always in style and you can become part of a lively team in the store, with plenty of customers to chat to, stock to organise and windows to dress.

Carole explained “It’s a really exciting time to join our volunteer team as we grow and develop within Hawick and support one another as we all settle into our new roles!”

“If you’re a fashionista bring your passion for fashion to the shop floor and help us sort and display our stylish donations. If fashion’s not your forte maybe you’re a self-confessed bookworm whose love of books could sort and sell our library of great reads. Whatever your passion, we have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in store for you.”

“Not only can your time make a real difference to people living in your local community it can also be good for your own health. Volunteering can help to beat stress and by keeping physically and mentally active can often improve your own state of mind.”

“So volunteer with us to gain new skills, build friendships, broaden your experiences and open up the door to new possibilities.”

For more information on volunteering opportunities call Carole on 07711559356. Full training will be provided.


Media Enquiries:    Katy Aitken, Senior Press Officer
Tel: 0131 225 6963 email:

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
2nd Floor, Hobart House
80 Hanover Street

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