Charity Shop

MDC Charity Shop - The Bread of Life

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS

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 £50,000 has been distributed to around 40 good causes within the parish.

Beneficiaries in 2018 were:

• Torphins Primary School- £149 for subscription to Fischy Music.

• Torphins Playgroup- £240 for a gazebo and sandpit with cover.

• Torphins Scouts- £1,470 for ten 3-person hike tents.

• Notes from Torphins- £1,000 for telescopic banners and music bags for members.

• Tornaveen Community Association- £700 for carpeting for Tornaveen Hall.

• Torphins Paths Group- £1,550 for website development, leaflet printing and signage.

• Torphins School Parent Council- £250 for outdoor play equipment.

• Lumphanan Welfare Committee- £290 towards a bus for a summer outing for Senior Citizens.

• Kincardine O'Neil Twinning Group- £500 for travel costs to encourage young families to take part in the trip to France in summer 2019.

The Bread of life application Form

 




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