Saturday, 12 June 2010

Our Saturday Shop – an Appreciation

The Saturday Shop first opened in April 2002 using the Vicarage and later transferred to the Hall. With 8 years of experience, we now have more expertise in pricing items, getting the best possible price for everything donated. Items that we can’t sell, such as old clothing and ancient books, we recycle through a local source for cash.

Over the 8 years we have raised £50,000 with an additional £10,000 by selling items on EBay. Many weeks local charities have a stall, enabling them to raise money as well. In addition we keep back certain items to sell. or to use in Raffles, at either our May Fair or Winter Bazaar. In total we have now been open for 455 weeks and the Saturday Shop is staffed by a dedicated band of people.

The Saturday Shop provides a much loved community facility, recycling items which people have generously donated. Many people come every week to seek for bargains or just to have a coffee, cakes and a chat with friends. Our grateful thanks to all those who support our Saturday Shop especially those who collect items, man the stalls and clean and tidy the hall after wards also to our many regular customers.

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