Thursday, December 19, 2013
A charity shop in Budleigh has moved to bigger premises, with the inside decorated exclusively using donated or recycled items.
Last week volunteers at Budleigh Salterton Hospiscare unveiled their new look shop at 1 High Street.
The shop has been fitted to make the best use of items which have been donated.
While fixtures and fittings from the recently closed Hospiscare shop at 24 High Street, have also been reused, not only at the new shop but at several of the 18 other Hospiscare outlets.
Hospiscare’s head of retail Helen Hutter said: “The shop has a very innovative design; the decor is ‘Edwardian boutique’ and it is really different to your typical Hospiscare shop.”
She said that with everything either ‘up-cycled’ reused or donated, customers were being provided with the ultimate feel-good factor while they shop: “It’s about wanting to be part of the community; we really want people to embrace us and feel that we are supporting local people in Budleigh.”
Shop manager Linda Orton said: “People were queuing to come in when we opened at 10am and we have enjoyed welcoming our existing customers and some new ones too, into the new shop.
“It has provided us with much more merchandising space so that we can continue to offer the same high standards to our customers but in a totally new-look environment.”