Crewkerne’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Robin Pailthorpe officially opened the Rotary Shop this morning. This year’s Rotary Shop which will be open until the beginning of the New Year is in the former Noah’s antiques shop in Market Street. The premises is owned by Andrew Evans of AME Maintenance, who has kindly offered the shop to Rotary for their Christmas charity shop. President of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne Stuart Prince said: “We are very grateful for a shop which is in such good decorative order and for all the hard work that Andrew Evans has put in, so that we could open on time. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and those who have donated items for us to sell in aid of Rotary charities. Please come and see us and spend some money.”

The Rotary Shop will be staffed on Mondays by the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, Tuesdays to Fridays inclusive by the Rotary Club of Crewkerne and on Saturdays by the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District. It will be open six days a week from 10 am until 4 pm. Donated items include a good selection of bric-a-brac, items that pet owners will love, a range of limited edition collectors plates, depicting planes, owls and farm scenes and much more. Proceeds from the charity shop will go mainly to local Rotary charities and it is hoped that the shops more central position in the town this year, will help to boost sales.

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