LATEST NEWS . . .
July the 23rd 2020
With the announcement that face masks are to become compulsory in all retail outlets from July the 24th the trustees of Mister Gees Foundation have taken the decision to re-open the charity shop on Warwick Parade from Thursday the 3rd of September providing the trend of Covid-19 infections continues to drop and that there is no second spike.
Between now and then a number of factors need to be considered and taken into consideration and changes made in order to ensure the safety of the volunteer staff and customers, something that Dr John Cormack has kindly offered to assist with and advise us upon.
The acceptance of donations will commence on Monday the 17th of August between 10:00am and 4:00pm and thereafter on weekdays only between those times. They should be delivered to a designated marquee in the rear yard of Warwick Parade.
From the shop car park turn left into Clements Green Lane, left again into Hither Blakers and finally another left into Longfield Road; follow Longfield Road into the rear service yard and the marquee will be in the far corner.
Please do not leave any donations in the collection bin at the side of Spar or outside the shop. Regretfully because of quarantine measures requiring at least 72 hours before handling and sorting by staff, even when the shop re-opens we will not be able to accept donations through the front door for the foreseeable future.
The shop will undergo a deep clean and re-stocking with quarantined stock before re-opening on the Thursday after the August Bank Holiday.
We are looking forward to welcoming our customers both old and new but please remember to wear a facemask and use the sanitizing facilities before entering the shop. In order to observe the guidelines on social distancing we may have to limit the number of customers and staff in the shop at any one time.
Regards to all from the trustees of Mister Gees Foundation, UK Charity No. 1181204