OXFAM Ludlow on Bullring is appealing for volunteers to help run the shop during the festive season and raise funds to help the world’s poorest.

Christmas is the busiest time of the year in the retail calendar, making millions for Oxfam’s work beating poverty around the world.

Volunteers are needed for a range of roles, such as manning the tills; window dressing; sorting donations; listing items online and updating social media.

Shop manager Alison Green said: “Christmas is the best time of year to be in an Oxfam shop; with lots of festive goodies on sale, our mission is to spread good cheer and raise vital funds for Oxfam’s work in relieving poverty.

“Put simply, without volunteers we could not open. Volunteers really are the heart and soul of our shop and we rely on them and appreciate their contribution hugely. We do all we can to make sure every volunteer has an enjoyable time, and gets what they hope for out of the experience.

As well as stocking pre-loved clothes and homewares, books, music, Oxfam Ludlow stocks an ethically sourced range of new products from the Sourced By Oxfam range that are popular Christmas presents and decorations. The items, which include homewares, soap and chocolate, are made by craftspeople around the world who are paid a fair wage for their work.

“Come and be part of our little ‘Oxfamily’ this Christmas.,” added Ms Green. “You can volunteer for as little as four hours a week, on a temporary basis or permanent too.

“By giving your time, you’re helping to raise money for the world’s poorest people. At Oxfam you can gain retail experience and find a supportive community of volunteers.”