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 December 2019

This year has simply flown by and it’s almost Christmas already. How on earth did that happen?

‘Tis the season to be jolly happy that our wonderful (award-winning) community village shop is ready and waiting to supply you with oh so many Christmas goodies. There’s always a warm welcome here so come and see our wonderful Christmas decorations while you browse around for gifts and treats for friends and family.

We’ve got a big selection of cards, wrapping paper, labels and lovely gift bags ready those special presents (including bags just right for a delicious bottle of wine or perhaps some tasty Prosecco).

Look out for the lusciousness of our individual Belgian chocolates that you can mix and match to your recipients’ taste buds (or your own!), and lovely luxury biscuits tins and truffles, to the useful with a great selection of gloves, hats, scarfs and socks to keep everyone warm and toasty.

Who knows what the weather and the road conditions will be like by the time this piece comes out? It’s been a funny old year so we might be basking in sunshine or course, but if it’s all turned frosty, we’ve got some lovely driving gloves in stock now. Don’t forget to stock up on de-icer for the car as well as screen wash too – stay safe!

We’re having a very special raffle this year with extra great prizes including a golf day, bottles of designer gin and vodka and lots more. Pick up a ticket in the shop next time you visit us and while you’re at it, book your place at our celebratory Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

This is being held in the village hall on 17th December from 12.30pm. Tickets are just £13.00 per person for your main course, dessert and coffee plus a delicious mince pie. A perfect start to the Christmas festivities.

We’d like to thank all our lovely volunteers for all their hard work this year, and everyone at the shop wishes all of you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful 2020. Thank you for supporting us this year.

See you in the 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!