Rowcroft opens new Ashburton coffee shop

29 April 2016

Rowcroft has opened a new coffee shop in Ashburton.

The new coffee shop, named Love Coffee, sells a delicious selection of coffees, teas and cakes and is open from Monday - Saturday every week.

Located at 17 West Street, Love Coffee has seating for 18 people and also sells teas and coffees to take away.

Every pound spent in store helps to support thousands of families living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon.

Caroline Wannell, Head of Retail at Rowcroft Hospice, said: "We are very excited about the opening of our new coffee shop, which we hope will become a real hub for the local community; somewhere to catch up with friends, unwind with a book or take a break from the high street."

The coffee shop will also stock a small selection of books, bric-a-brac and ladies clothing.

Caroline added: "Every pound spent in Love Coffee will help local families in South Devon who are living with life-limiting illnesses to spend precious time together and make the most of every moment they have together."

Rowcroft previously had a shop in Ashburton, which closed in 2015, so the hospice is excited to once again have a presence in the town.

Caroline explained: "Rowcroft's shops are a very important way for the hospice to stay in touch with the local communities it serves, so we are delighted to be returning to Ashburton with Love Coffee.

"Three quarters of Rowcroft's services are provided out in the community in South Devon, in people's own homes, care homes and community hospitals, so it's very important for us to have a retail presence across South Devon as well."

Rowcroft now has 14 shops across South Devon, including a tea room in Churston, furniture outlets in Torquay and Newton Abbot, and a vintage shop in Babbacombe.

Caroline added: "Every year Rowcroft supports 2200 local people and thousands more of their family and friends, every pound spent in our local shops makes a huge and vital contribution to our work."

For more information about Rowcroft's 14 shops, visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/shops.

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