Shop News


Our volunteers are happy with our recently renovated kitchen. With better-organised storage  and a lovely new work surface, we now feel confident that our standards of food preparation and hygiene will comfortably stay at the 5 stars we have been awarded, and the staff and volunteers can work more easily.

We are so grateful for all the donations in aid of the refurbishment.

A Magna representative presenting the cheque to Ann, our Chairperson

And of course pride of place is our new coffee espresso machine, providing a choice of delicious speciality coffees.

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

  Be a Lucky winner for just £1.00 per month.


                                      Shop News in August 2019

“We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.”

So said F. Scott Fitzgerald, that infamous optimist in ‘This Side of Paradise’.  Well, clearly he had never visited our very own happy place – our shop.

We’re not sad it’s August at all.  It’s Summer and we love it.  Our outside tables are the perfect spot to enjoy a freshly made coffee from our groovy new coffee machine, perhaps with some refreshing fruit from our selection of local produce.

For barbecues, we have charcoal and delicious local meat, fresh bread, strawberries from Forde Abbey and ice cream.  If you’re planning a trip to the beach, pick up your fishing nets, bucket and spades and everything you need for a picnic from the shop en route.

On a slightly more ‘F. SF’ bent, we’re also stocking Claritin for hayfever and a variety of summer cold remedies!

As reported at the AGM last month, the shop made a good profit last year thanks to all our loyal customers, volunteers and friends.  You are all wonderful and we look forward to seeing you in your shop 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!