Charity shop raises �30k in three years

South Molton shop reaches fund-raising milestone on third anniversary.

SOUTH Molton’s Rotary charity shop is celebrating its third anniversary this week, having raised more than �30,000 for good causes in the town.

The shop, which opened on July 23 2009, is staffed entirely by volunteers, including 12 Rotarians and three friends of the club.

Shop manager Helen Macintosh said all the money taken in the shop stayed in South Molton.

“It was decided at the outset that the money generated in the shop would be donated to help local groups and organisations in South Molton and the surrounding areas,” she said.

“There is no doubt that our success is due to the people of this area whose generosity and support is beyond compare; we would like them to accept our grateful thanks.”

Among the many groups to have benefit from the shop’s efforts are the town’s football and rugby clubs, St John Ambulance cadets and South Molton Band.

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The shop has recently added professionally checked and certified electrical goods to its huge range of goods.

“We are constantly looking for groups who could benefit from our help and urge them to write to us giving details of the group and its aims,” added Helen.

“All requests are carefully considered – Rotary is here to help.”

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