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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Staff at an already hard-hit charity are becoming increasingly exasperated by fly-tippers who are costing the organisation hundreds of pounds. The Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) shop on Wishaw's Main Street only opened its doors again on April 26, but staff say the rear of the property is being used as a dumping ground for food waste, nappies, sanitary products - even needles. Four times since reopening, staff have had to clear waste from their fire exit door before they can open the shop. Get the latest Lanarkshire news straight to your inbox! Don't miss a thing from your area - sign up for the new Lanarkshire newsletter! From the latest breaking news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox. Put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link! The CHSS bins are also being used by others to dump their own household waste. And it’s not just people dumping rubbish that’s the problem, according to staff others are coming along and raking through the discarded bags to see if there’s anything they can salvage from it. Soiled nappies scattered at the rear entrance of the CHSS shop (Image: Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland) They are appalled with the mess left by the dumpers and bin raiders, which is now having an impact on the shops ability to raise funds. Shop manager Catherine Costello told Lanarkshire Live: “It’s disgusting that people are filling our bins which are then being raided by others, resulting in huge amounts of rubbish at our fire exit. "So far I’ve lost over half a day’s trade at a cost of over £300 because I’ve had to clear up other people’s mess and schedule additional rubbish collections to deal with it.
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.” A number of businesses in Wishaw have made similar complaints in recent months with Maura McLauchlin, the manager of Girdwoods Bar in the town, criticising the council for refusing to uplift waste left outside the pub. The Wishaw Press reported earlier this year that the enforced closure of CHSS’s chain of 45 charity shops had resulted in a devastating loss of over £400,000 of income for the charity.
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They put out a call for volunteers to help save the Wishaw shop, which features a community hub at the rear. The stores are vital in raising funds to help people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, so the extra charge for disposing of others’ waste is biting hard and Catherine is pleading with those responsible to think about the impact their actions may indirectly have on others.
Staff are appalled at the mess that's being made worse after rubbish is being raked through
(Image: Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland)
She continued: “We have a great relationship with our customers in Wishaw and since opening just two weeks ago we have been delighted to welcome people back into the shop and be part of community again.
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"We have been getting some wonderful donations from people which has been fantastic, but how can I ask our customers to come and drop donations off at the back of the fire exit door when we have this problem to deal with? “People’s pre-loved goods mean more to us than just a donation, it’s the difference between people surviving or really living.
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“We need donations to fund support services for people in the area living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, including COVID-19, to get back home from hospital and to live life to the full. “We are calling for people in this great community to continue to support us and hope that whoever is doing this stops now.”
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