CUMNOCK cancer support shop may be forced to shut because of a lack of volunteers.

The charity is desperate for the community to step up and make sure cancer patients continue to get the vital support they need.

Right now they are only able to open two days a week which stops them from taking more money in.

All the cash raised goes towards providing free transport and mental health support to people diagnosed with and affected by cancer.

Now they are hosting an open day in the Cumnock shop on Friday, October 18 from 11am – 2pm to get their numbers up.

Odette Landsburgh, Area Retail Manager for Ayrshire Cancer Support said: “We would be delighted to hear from anyone who can spare a few hours a week to help us.

“We offer a variety of training – and the best thing about the Cumnock shop is, it is run by the people of Cumnock on a voluntary basis and the funds directly benefit people living in the area. It’s a great way to get involved in helping your local community.”

A spokesperson for the store said: “The charity are looking for more volunteers to help staff the shop, as without them, the shop can’t stay open and help provide vital funds for local people.

“People will be able to find out more about the volunteering opportunities within the shop – from serving customers, taking cash and providing good all-round customer service; sorting through donated items and pricing stock; working on window and shop displays; keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised and interacting with the general public.

“It’s a great way to meet people and make new friends.”

The shop has been owned by the charity for many years and is one of their eight charity shops throughout Ayrshire which provide funding for the much needed services to Ayrshire people.