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Could your staff help charity shop revamp?

Boston's Centrepoint Outreach charity, which supports homeless, lonely and vulnerable people, is appealing for volunteers to give its shop a revamp.

The shop, in Red Lion Street, is the main source of income for the charity.

Elizabeth Hopkins, Centrepoint Outreach chief executive, said: "We already have a team of dedicated volunteers who put in vast amounts of work in our shop and to assist our project workers to help the vulnerable and homeless and now we need a bit of extra outside assistance.

"The work we do relies upon the money we raise through the shop so we don't want to see it closed for any longer than absolutely necessary."

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Services (LCVS) is working with Centrepoint to try to drum up the volunteers.

LCVS runs an Employer Supported Volunteer project that aims to encourage businesses to mobilise their staff to assist with community projects.

David Fannin, LCVS chief executive, said: "This would be the perfect project for a local employer who has a strong social conscience.

"Employers who have supported similar group social action in the past have said it is the most effective and best value team-building they have done.

"Employer Supported Volunteering benefits the business with the added reward of helping the community, particularly those most in need."

The shop has already sourced donations of paint but some additional equipment, such as paint brushes and rollers would also be useful.

A plasterer may also be needed to complete a bit of patching up before the painting.

It is hoped the painting can be completed in two days if a team of 15 or so volunteers could be established. It could be possible to assemble the team through more than one business. Ideally the project will be completed in Spring.

Anyone who can assist with this project should contact LCVS on 01205 365588 or email joanne.h@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk