Glowing tributes have been paid to the hard-working committee behind Comrie Cancer Shop after it was announced the outlet raised £63,000 for good causes in 2012.
The tremendous figure, a chunk of which was donated to a deserving Scottish charity each month throughout the whole of last year, is the highest final total for a 12-month period since the shop was started back in 1978.
December saw the Maggies Centre in Perth and a colorectal trust fund split £5000 between them equally.
Jessie Robertson, who founded the shop with her husband and is now the vice-chair of its organising committee, thanked generous members of the community who regularly donate and purchase from the store.
When news of the achievement was published on The Herald’s Facebook page, several internet users were quick to pay homage to both the shop itself an the big-hearted volunteers who help make it such a fixture within the local community.
Avril Smith posted: “That is a marvellous amount of money raised, well done to them.
“When I popped in today the shop was full. It’s good to see it being so well used.”
Meanwhile, Sharon Gray declared: “I love that shop – we always pop in when we’re visiting.
“ They’ve got some real bargains in there and the kids always come out with toys! Well done all at ‘Little Harrods’.”
Fellow Facebook user Helen MacArthur wrote: “It’s not a shop, it’s a treasure trove. Anything you need will eventually turn up in there.”
A modest Mrs Robertson explained she couldn’t put her finger on the reasons for such a bumper fundraising year, but admitted: “We’ve done well.”