Successful charity shop stays open for another month
It will be bargains for all at the Barnstaple Link Rotary is keeping its charity shop open for another month. The High Street venture in the old Warrens Bakery premises has been a great success, thanks to the generosity of the public. We have been inun
It will be bargains for all at the Barnstaple Link Rotary is keeping its charity shop open for another month.The High Street venture in the old Warrens Bakery premises has been a great success, thanks to the generosity of the public."We have been inundated with so many quality goods that have raised a substantial sum of money, all of which will be donated to local charities and good causes, but we still have a shop full to the brim said the club's president, Lewis Baglow. "With this in mind the club has decided to remain open for one more month to sell off the stock at give-away prices.The club, which currently surprisingly has no one with retail experience in its midst, has been astounded at the success of the store that has provided goods for both home and abroad. "Furniture has been bought and then transported to other countries including Hungary, France, Spain and even Bulgaria where people have holiday homes. One couple loaded up a table and chairs and then set off from the shop to drive to France"' said a surprised Ron Jones, from Bishopsnympton, who was manning the till at the time.As well as offering people the chance to grab a bargain in the final month, the club is also asking anyone who has a good cause or charity to get in touch so the club can make a final decision on how to distribute the funds. "Our idea, which has been far more successful than we ever anticipated, was to give a helping hand to all those charities etc. that do not have a charity shop," said Lewis Baglow.The shop is due to close at the end of May and following the success the club will be looking to repeat the exercise next year if an empty shop is available. In the meantime it is are indebted to the landlord of the current property, Mr Michael Bromley, who is hoping to develop the site to enhance the High Street.