Deputy Mayor Robin Pailthorpe declared the Rotary Shop open for business on Wednesday morning. Rotary’s seasonal charity shop is situated this year in the former Super Buy premises in Falkland Square. Visitors are guaranteed to find a bargain among the quality items which have been donated. Stock includes cherub garden ornaments, ideal for ponds and water gardens, china, glasses, framed pictures, books, jewellery, collectors plates, gifts for pets and two tents, set up ready for next year’s Glastonbury Festival or a camping trip and one including a collapsible bed.
A fun way to raise money for the Breast Cancer Unit Appeal at Yeovil District Hospital is the whirlygig, where those donating coins can see how many circles of the drum they can complete before their donation falls through the slot. Potted hyacinth bulbs which will produce white, pink or blue flowers, are ready to buy as Rotarians lend their support to Crewkerne in Bloom. The Rotary Shop is also a collection point for unwanted bras in the Bra Bank, which will be sent to Africa and to other countries in urgent need of such items.
Deputy Mayor, Robin Pailthorpe said: “You know it is getting near Christmas when the Rotary Shop opens in Crewkerne. It is always a pleasure and an honour on behalf of the local community to open the Rotarians charity shop and as always, I wish them a good trading season.” The Rotary Shop will be open six days a week from 10 am until 4 pm. On Mondays it will be staffed by the ladies from 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. President of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne, Iain Rowland said: “Our shop this year is an absolute prime location and we are looking forward to the continued support of Crewkerne residents and our supporters from the surrounding villages.” Proceeds from the Rotary Shop will go mainly to local Rotary charities. With such a variety of quality goods for sale, there’s bargains to be had, at prices to suit everyone’s purse.