Our staff are assisted by volunteers who give up their time on a weekly basis and without whom the Shop would not function. Many of our volunteers have been with us since the beginning! We mustn’t forget the hard work of the volunteers who sit on the committee of the Shop representing our many shareholders.
Feedback from our customers is always welcome, especially if you let us know what we can do to make our Shop even more effective! Here are our contact details.
Meet the Team
Manager: Gary Halls
Gary is the Shop’s new manager and has been with us since the end of April 2019. He joins us following a long career in IT. Gary has lived locally with his family for over 25 years. He likes that the Shop is at the centre of the community and enjoys meeting the customers and shareholders. He is gradually putting names to faces!
Matt is our shop assistant. He hopes to work in hospitality and with his charming customer service it is easy to see why. Matt also does the paper round but you need to be up early to spot him! His favourite thing about the Shop is helping the community. Matt also spends time volunteering at the Cranleigh Arts Centre on a Saturday.
Louise joined us in March 2017 and brings with her a wealth of retail experience. Louise lives locally with her young family and, while not working at the Shop, can be seen walking Steve, her sausage dog. Louise loves nothing more than to reorganise the stock room, and chat to the customers. She also has great ideas on new products for the Shop.
Those of you who are Dunsfold residents know that in this area you can’t go far without bumping into one of the Elliotts. So, it is only right that we have Barbara Elliott in the Shop. Barbara joined us in 2015 having worked for a clothing retailer and adds lots of retail knowledge to our staff team, whilst also helping out with her grandmother duties, her role as Verger and singing in the church choir.
Howard is working with us as a trainee shop assistant at the same time as volunteering at Challengers in Guildford and the Cranleigh Oxfam bookshop, as well as being a key bell ringer at Dunsfold church. He works both as a volunteer and a member of staff, and we are all very grateful to have someone who can sort out the high shelves without having to balance on a step stool!