6 Craigour Road, Torphins
Tel 07899 602952
OPENING HOURS Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, Saturdays 10.00 to 1.00 pm
WHAT WE SELL A wide selection of very good quality donated items spread across two rooms all very well presented and all on the one level. Items for sale include clothes, shoes, furnishings, bric a brac, books and DVDs, children’s toys and clothes, paintings, jewellery and homeware.
DONATIONS - We welcome donations of
- Women’s and men’s clothing and shoes
- Children’s clothing, toys and games
- Books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl
- Accessories, belts, handbags
- Jewellery, bric a brac, crockery and ornaments
- Glassware, bakeware
- Household linen
Sorry, the shop cannot accept furniture or electrical goods.
PLEASE BRING DONATIONS DURING SHOP OPENING TIMES. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS WHEN THE SHOP IS NOT OPEN.
Click on a photo below to see a selection of the lovely items we sell.
New volunteers to help run the shop are always very welcome. Previous experience not required. Want to know more? Come down to the shop on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday and one of the team will be delighted to show you around and give you a flavour of what happens. Ask for an application form. There is a book in the shop for putting down times volunteers can manage and volunteers are not expected to be able to “do a turn” every week – just when you can manage. The duties involved are not complicated and there is a great spirit of friendship amongst the volunteers.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE SURPLUS RAISED FROM YOUR DONATIONS
The purpose of the charity shop is to promote the charitable, community, outreach and mission work of the church within the Mid Deeside Parish boundary. This includes the villages of Kincardine O’Neil, Lumphanan, Torphins and Tornaveen. All net proceeds are allocated to the mission/outreach work of the church, including donations to other local charities, community groups and good causes. Written requests for funds are encouraged and charity shop volunteers make recommendations which are then approved or adjusted by the Kirk Session who are the Trustees of Mid Deeside Church.
TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING:
Please complete the application form attached at the bottom of this page and return it to the Shop Management Team, either by visiting the shop or by post to the Bread of life, c/o Mid Deeside Parish Church, St Marnan Road, Torphins, AB31 4JQ.
Since opening in June 2014 more than £45,000 has been distributed to over 30 good causes within the parish.
Beneficiaries in the first six months of 2017 were:
£800 - Kincardine O'Neil School - for bookshelves
£400 - Lumphanan Hut - for outdoor play equipment
£90 - Torphins defibrillator - for running costs
£1000 - towards Lumphanan Playpark refurbishment
£1000 - Torphins Bowling Club - towards kitchen improvements
£500 - Torphins Community Council - towards community noticeboard
£500 - Torphins Paths Group - towards feasibility study
£320 - Torphins Mah Jong Group - for equipment
£300 - Christ Church Summer Programme for children
£340 - Lumphanan Heritage Society - towards conversion report
£1700 - Torphins School Parent Council - towards Playground equipment