Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has visited Compton Care ahead of International Charity Day.
The annual celebration, taking place today, champions the great work of all charities across the world.
Gavin met with Store Manager, Tammy, as well as regular volunteers to discuss the challenges for the charity shop during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shop on Wolverhampton Road in Codsall, has implemented rigorous measures to ensure the safety of staff and customers, including a 48-hour period where all items need to be steamed before they’re allowed on the shop floor.
Tammy highlighted that the community shouldn’t be worried about visiting the store due to the one-way system in operation, as well as a four-person limit in-store at any one time.
Since the re-opening of the store donations have reduced, but the charity is hoping that this will pick up soon.
Commenting on the visit, Gavin said: “It is great to see that Compton Care are back open and serving the needs of the community again. We must continue to support the great work that Tammy and her team do. I hope that people can find time to go and visit the store and continue to help and assist where they can”.