World’s First Shop Where Items Are Bought With Kindness Will Open In Dumfries On Monday

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The world’s first shop where items are bought with kindness will open in Dumfries on Monday.

Yes, in the Loreburne Shopping Centre in the retail unit previously occupied by Next will be a shop that accepts neither cash or cards for payment – just kindness.

The Kinder Shop will be open in the Loreburne Shopping Centre from 10-4pm on Monday June 20th.

The Kinder Shop will be jam-packed with beautiful lifestyle items available to ‘buy’ but instead of a money on the price tag shoppers will find a suggestion of how long they might like to volunteer with a local charity.

So an item like a BBQ set will not have a price tag on for £70 but for 4 hours – time people could spend doing everything from helping out at the Queen of the South’s food hub to creating a sensory garden at The Bridge, to packing clothes for refugees or helping with the animal sanctuary at Mossburn Community Farm.#

The purpose of The Kinder Shop is to show what a difference kindness can make in our communities.

The Cumberland Building Society is funding the project as part of its campaign to promote kindness.

Phil Ward, brand manager with The Cumberland, said: “We believe that this is the first time anyone has tried this. It’s unusual, but we hope that it will really put the spotlight on what a difference kindness can make.

“As a business, we are committed to being kinder to our staff, our customers and our planet and this is our way of encouraging others to join us on that mission.

“We hope the charities involved will benefit from the extra exposure and find some new volunteers too.

“The Kinder shop will show that sometimes time is the most valuable thing you can give.”

The Kinder Shop will be open in the Loreburne Shopping Centre from 10-4pm on Monday June 20th.