Grace retires from Lanark Oxfam shop at the age of 91

Grace, centre, with volunteers at the Lanark shop. (Pic Sarah Peters)
Grace, centre, with volunteers at the Lanark shop. (Pic Sarah Peters)

When the charity Oxfam was founded 75 years ago, Grace Shaw, centre, was just sweet sixteen.

Now, at the age of 91, she has retired after 31 years of dedicated work as a volunteer staff member at the Lanark Oxfam Shop.

Here her now former colleagues surround her during the celebrations of the charity’s first three-quarters of a century of helping those in need at home and all over the world.

Said shop manager Corinna McGaw: “The 75th anniversary of Oxfam’s formation reminds us that it relies on the generosity of communities like those in Lanark to carry out life-saving work.”