These are a couple of test shots for an exhibition idea on charity shop volunteers. Norma is the seated manager and Laura who is standing and dwarfed by a pile of unwanted garments is one of her many able volunteers. This is the backstage sorting room at Oxfam in Tunbridge Wells where they go through tons of unwanted clothes, toys and various household goods and decide what is and isn't worth moving downstairs to the shop. In these recessionary times, the charity shop continues to thrive and in my opinion is far more worthy of a visit than all the usual high street names that are more popular with looters. Watch this space for more on charity shopping and their volunteer workers.