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New Rowcroft shop opens in Newton Abbot town centre

02 March 2016

Rowcroft has opened a new shop in Newton Abbot town centre.

The shop, which is located in Courtenay Street, opened on Saturday 27 February and has already been visited by hundreds of shoppers looking to buy quality second hand clothes, bric-a-brac, books, DVDs and more.

Caroline Wannell, Associate Director of Retail at Rowcroft Hospice, said: “We are delighted to have opened our new shop in Newton Abbot in a prime town centre location.

“We previously had a shop in Bank Street, which closed in early 2015, and have missed having a presence in the town centre.

“Our new shop, with its prominent location, has a lot more potential for income generation.”

Rowcroft’s central Distribution Centre is also located in Newton Abbot, on Brunel Industrial Estate, with a dedicated Furniture Outlet attached, selling second hand furniture, white goods and other electrical products.

Caroline added: “Three quarters of Rowcroft’s services are provided out in the community in South Devon, in people’s homes, care homes and community hospitals, so it’s very important for us to have a retail presence across South Devon as well.”

Rowcroft currently has a total of 13 shops, including a second Furniture Outlet in Torquay, a café in Churston and a vintage shop in Babbacombe.

There are also plans to open a coffee shop in Ashburton in the coming months.

Caroline added: “The UK’s high streets are increasingly competitive so we have to think innovatively about how to stand out and generate income.

“The money raised by Rowcroft’s shops, café and new coffee shop, goes straight back into supporting thousands of local families living with life-limiting illnesses to share precious time together.”

For more information on Rowcroft’s 13 shops, visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/shops.

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