Past Present Futures boutique charity shop celebrates first birthday

Posted: 8th July 2021

A Broughty Ferry boutique charity shop is marking its first anniversary this week by offering a range of discounts and exclusive offers to its customers.

Past Present Futures, based in Gray Street, is popular with locals and visitors keen to source pre-loved designer and high street fashion for affordable prices.

All proceeds from the shop go to Hillcrest Futures, a Scottish charity which provides a range of support services to over 2500 people across Angus, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and Perthshire.

Shop manager, Tricia Perrie and her volunteer team are holding special offers all week, as well as inviting key people who helped to open the shop to mark the occasion.

Tricia said: “We’ve had an amazing first year and I would like to sincerely thank the local community for making us feel so welcome and to all our customers for their continued support.

“We couldn’t do what we do without our incredible volunteers who have donated over 1000 hours of their time over the past year. Our volunteers help in so many ways, from designing window displays, to posting content on social media.

“To mark our birthday we have range of discounts and free raffle tickets with every purchase until Saturday 10 July. I’d like to thank Thorntons for kindly sponsoring our birthday celebrations.”

Tricia with Sergio Soave, Past Present Futures volunteer

 

Past Present Futures did not have an easy start in the retail world; with a five month delay in opening due to dry rot being found in the shop, and then being placed into a nation-wide lockdown the week it planned to open.

Hillcrest Futures’ managing director, Joy Dunlop commented: “It’s been a challenging year for all, so we truly appreciate every person who has shopped, donated, volunteered or visited our shop and helped make our first year of trading so successful.

“Despite the pandemic, the support the shop has experienced means that we have still managed to raise a significant amount of money to help support vulnerable people at a time of great personal need, emotional distress and increased social isolation. We provide a wide range of services in the areas of physical and learning disabilities, autism, and older people. Further services include supporting positive mental health and wellbeing, homelessness and drug, alcohol and recovery services. My personal thanks to all who have supported the work we do.”

Clare McNally. fundraising and grants officer; Lindsey Dryden, Hillcrest director of finance; Christina Baillie, Thorntons commercial property solicitor; Wendy Johnston, Hillcrest Enterprises chairperson; Janet Lynch, Hillcrest Futures committee member; Angela Linton, Hillcrest chief executive

 

Past Present Futures is located at 104 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am till 4pm. You can get involved or find out more by visiting the shop or by calling 01382 778627.

Top photo from left: Colin Graham, Thorntons chairperson; Alan Russell, Hillcrest chairperson; Brenda Fenton, Hillcrest Futures chairperson; Joy Dunlop, Hillcrest Futures managing director; Tricia Perrie, Past Present Futures shop manager

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