Appeal for volunteer help with the RNLI

Rose Ritchie
Rose Ritchie

Calls are being made for 
volunteers to come forward and assist in the RNLI’s 
charity shop in South 

The shop, based at the Hawes Pier, has remained closed to the public since the end of 
January following the 
retiral of volunteer helper Rose Ritchie, aged 84, who managed the shop over the past 30 years.

Now as the busy Easter 
holiday period approaches and the summer months 
beckon, the RNLI is looking to ensure the shop re-opens as soon as possible to help raise vital lifesaving funds for the charity.

Donald Christian, the RNLI’s retail manager, said: ‘‘We are looking for volunteers for two roles. We need shop volunteers who are able to give a regular time commitment to the shop (minimum of 2.5 hours per week). No retail experience is required, just a commitment to working as a team, providing good customer service and representing Queensferry RNLI.

‘‘The other role is for shop co-ordinator which involves some additional duties to help with the smooth running of a busy shop.

‘‘Whether you have retail experience or would like to develop these skills, improve your CV or just meet new 
people, this could be the role for you.’’

Donald added: ‘‘Not only are you taking part in charitable work, your role will help the RNLI to save lives at sea as 100 per cent of the profits from our shops go straight back into the charity.’’

The shop at Queensferry has consistently been one of the top five busiest shops in Scotland and has over many years provided invaluable funds to support our work to save lives at sea.

For more information or to apply, please contact Donald at or call 07500225 290 or visit