The RSPCA’s Gwent branch is opening a shop in Cwmbran town centre to raise money for its work with sick, unwanted and neglected animals from across the county.
As the final touches are being put to the store ahead of the opening, the group is appealing for donations and volunteers to help out in the shop for a few hours a week.
Shop manager Adam Hewitt said: “It’s an exciting time to open a new shop and we’d love people to come and join our team. It’s a varied and rewarding role and can involve anything from sorting donations, steaming clothes, pricing and putting stock out, to merchandising, helping customers and working on the till.
“We’ll be offering a fantastic range of items at the shop and all the money raised will be used to help animals who have suffered neglect and ill-treatment in the Gwent and Brecknock area.”
Opening hours of Cwmbran’s RSPCA shop
The shop will be open from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and will accept good quality clothing and accessories, shoes, bric-a-brac, children’s board games and toys.
Money raised from the store will be spent directly on helping sick, injured and unwanted animals from across the local area. This includes helping the branch to run discounted neutering and microchipping schemes and supporting the work of local RSPCA inspectors, animal rescue officers and nearby animal centres, including Newport and Llys Nini.
Volunteer at Cwmbran’s RSPCA shop
Anyone who would like to make a donation can drop it off at the shop at 10 North Walk, Cwmbran Centre, NP44 1PR. People who would like to volunteer at the store can get in touch with the branch in a number of ways:
The RSPCA’s network of 152 branches are all affiliated to the national RSPCA but each one is an independent registered charity responsible for raising its own funds. All money raised by the Gwent branch goes directly towards animal welfare work in the local area.
Anyone wanting to report a sick or injured animal should contact the RSPCA’s national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999.