We have taken the difficult decision to close our shop in Tiverton. It will close today (3 March 2017).
Our Devon Air Ambulance charity shops play an essential part in our fundraising and footprint in the community, allowing us to engage with and reach out to those that support us.
Martin Bell, Retail Director explains “In the latter part of 2016 we amended the layout of the shop to our £3 £2 £1 discount model to see if this would make a difference to the income generation of the shop.
However it was still unsustainable and due to rising costs and falling returns we took the hard decision to close the shop. We have a responsibility to our donors, to ensure we use their money wisely. Whilst we recognise our shops play an important role in the community it is also vital that they contribute to the funds we need to raise to keep Devon’s two Air Ambulances flying.”
Martin added “On behalf of the Charity I would like also to take this opportunity to thank the staff and fantastic band of volunteers who work in the shop for their continued support and hard work.”
This year the Charity is relocating its Barnstaple shop and at the end of 2016 opened a new shop in Bideford. There are also plans to open a further two shops this year.
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