Shop News


You may not know that our shop runs a 100 Club. For just £1 a month you can have the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes. Ask in the shop for a membership form.

   It’s time to enter the 100 Club competition or renew your numbers.

The lucky winners in January were:

1st    £25.00     Brian Ball

2nd   £15.00     Roger Greaves

 3rd    £10.00       Heather King

                       Be a Lucky winner for just £1.00 per month.


                                                         Open the Box!

Have you seen our mysterious box – locked up and waiting for a lucky winner to claim their prize?

All you have to do is write your name in a square for £1. When all the squares are full one will be chosen at random and the winner gets a chance to pick an envelope. If that envelope holds the key to the box the winner claims the cash prize.

The amount waiting to be claimed changes every month, depending on whether there was a rollover. Each time the number of envelopes is reduced, so the chance of picking the right one increases.

Our first winner was Brian Ball  who walked away with £120 after three rollovers!

                      The next draw will be another rollover worth £200!

Why don’t you come into the shop and put your name in the draw?

                                                 Have a go in the shop!

Latest Shop News in the March Parish Magazine

The first two months of the year have been busy for our shop including the really enjoyable dinner in aid of the shop. Thank you to everyone who came, and to David and Graham for providing the entertainment and of course, to our wonderful volunteers who helped make it such a success.

Open the Box is going very well with the last roll over at £160! Keep an eye on the sheet so you don’t miss your chance to win. Our Tuesday lunches are also very popular so don’t forget to make a reservation for our delicious home cooked food.

We’re at the end of the shop financial year and we’re all waiting to see the results. We’re hoping for a good profit from 2017 thanks to all our lovely customers and will release the final tally in next month’s magazine.

For all you kids out there, whatever your age, don’t forget it’s Mothers’ Day on 11 March. We’ve got cards, chocolates…everything you need to make her feel special. We’ll be open from 9.30am until 12.30pm that Sunday as usual so no excuses!

We can all officially have a spring in out step as from 20 March – it’s the equinox and Winter will officially be over. The clocks go forward on Sunday 25 March and Easter’s not long after that so pop in and choose from the eggstraordinary range of treats on the shelves.

We’ll see you soon.


                       Very easy Fund-raising. Use this tip for your online shopping!

The incredible amount of £906 has been raised so far for our shop simply by people using the portal when buying on-line.

             It is very easy to use and surprising how many varied purchases can raise money. It costs the individual nothing at all save the effort of going through that portal. They even have a downloadable Donation Reminder which when installed brings a pop up when visiting say, John Lewis.

So far we have 46 supporters regularly using this method of buying on-line – if you haven’t tried it why not have a look at the site.  When on the site you will be invited to join and can search for Thorncombe Village Shop, it’s very simple.

Why not give it a try!