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Things are moving very quickly now towards the expansion of the shop and its continuation under a new Lease offered by the new owners. The amount of work that is required to separate the shop fully from the current Antiques shop means that we shall have to close for a short period of time to get essential infrastructure, such as a kitchen, sinks and a toilet fitted. Assuming that all the legal work is complete in time then the planned shut-down will take place from close of play Sunday 11th July for at least two weeks. We cannot give an exact re-opening date at this time, but of course we are aiming for the earliest date possible.


The new owners have kindly allowed us to continue to use the facilities in the Antiques shop between 1st July (when they take ownership of the property) and the 11th July, so there is some work that we shall be able to undertake whilst the shop remains open.


We have so far raised a considerable amount towards the cost of the shop fit-out, however, we still have around £7.5k left to raise. We have looked at a share offer but that is quite complex and will involve time and some cost, so whilst it is still an option for the future, we are putting that on hold for the time being. We are therefore asking if you would support us by making a financial donation and/or supporting our SOCS events listed on the right of this page.


If you would like to donate this can be done by cash, cheque or bank transfer. Please give cash or cheques to staff at the shop. If you would like to donate by bank transfer please email [donations-email] for the account details.


We will be putting a donation thermometer outside the shop to track our progress.


We will also be calling out for volunteers to help with everything from packing up stock from the old shop, to painting, cleaning and re-stocking the new shop. Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page and volunteer if you are able to do so.


Thank you for all your support so far, we’re nearly there, but we still need your help for the final push.

Past Fundraising Events

The Sock Appeal (filling a sock with loose change)

£743

Coin Jar in the shop (ongoing)

£1,900

Open Village & Gardens 2019

£2,500

Tango Lessons

£270

Felting Workshop

£155

Rounders 2019

£701

Raffles

£1,054

Wilstone Woolies (ongoing)

£2,000

Scarecrow Event 2021

£750

Tabletop Sale

£279

Allotment Plant Sales 2020

£1,500

The support of everyone over these last few years has been amazing and we would like to say a very big "thank you" to all of you for not only providing the financial backing but also, and equally important, the emotional backing to enable us to achieve our goal of a Community Shop for the parish for the foreseeable future. We are nearly there!!!


Upcoming Events


2021

30th August 12noon
BBQ and Rounders Match


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