Exmouth charity shop becomes discount store
PUBLISHED: 17:30 18 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:30 18 July 2013
SIX years after it opened, Exmouth's Devon Air Ambulance Trust charity shop on Rolle Street has been rebranded as a discount outlet for the charity.
Goods – including designer label clothing – that haven’t sold in the Trust’s 11 other shops will now be on sale for just £1 an item.
The shop’s re-launch – on Saturday July 13 – was well attended and popular, with a “phenomenal” amount taken on the tills.
On hand to help customers were (from left): Sue Redfern (Exmouth shop manager), Martin Bell (retail director for Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s 12 shops) and Judith Prytherch (Exmouth shop assistant manager).
“The discount store is a trial for us and Exmouth was identified as the most suitable outlet to trial it,” said a Devon Air Ambulance Trust spokesperson. “Exmouth is a big store, it’s got fantastic staff and volunteers, and a lot of support in the local community.
“Often there’s nothing wrong with the goods, so by recycling them to the Exmouth shop and selling them individually at £1 a go, there’s every chance they will sell.
“It’s fantastic value for the customer.”