We hope you have all admired the smart new shop front? A much needed re-vamp that looks good, and should last for years.
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.
We hope to be re-starting Open the Box in 2021 – watch out for a notice in the shop.
And of course pride of place is our new coffee espresso machine, providing a choice of delicious speciality coffees.
Our ‘knitter natters’ are going very well, so do come and join us for tea, cake, games and crafts. Only £3.10 for a lovely slice of cake and a tea or coffee.
Very easy Fund-raising. Use this tip for your online shopping!
The incredible amount of £1830.59 has been raised so far for our shop simply by people using the www.easyfundraising.org 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 53 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!