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Rowcroft Hospice Ashburton shop to close

23 December 2014

Rowcroft Hospice’s charity shop on West Street, Ashburton, is to close at the end of December.

The shop opened in Ashburton just over one year ago, but unfortunately has been unable to provide enough of a financial contribution to support the running of Rowcroft’s services. The decision has therefore been made not to renew the shop’s lease.

Caroline Wannell, Retail Development Manager at Rowcroft Hospice, would like to thank the local community, and the shop’s staff and volunteers, for their support.

She said: “We would like to say thank you to the extremely dedicated team of staff and volunteers who have worked incredibly hard, and made a valuable contribution to the Ashburton shop over the last year.

“It is with regret that, despite their efforts and the support of the local community, we must announce the closure of our Ashburton shop. It’s been a pleasure being part of the local community and we are sad to see this shop close.”

Rowcroft’s retail team are now focussed on strengthening the hospice’s other 13 shops, including in nearby Bovey Tracey, and the newly opened Furniture Outlet on the Brunel Industrial Estate in Newton Abbot.

Caroline added: “We are committed to seeking profitable locations for our charity shops and would not rule out the opening of another shop in Ashburton at some point in the future.

“In the meantime we would like to thank everyone who has shopped in our Ashburton store since 2013, and all those who have donated goods; we are extremely grateful for the support you have shown Rowcroft.”

The hospice is still keen to receive donations during this time and offers a collection service throughout the Ashburton area. If you’d like to arrange the collection of donated items, please telephone 01803 210832.

 

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