We’re closing our Camelford charity shop. A briefing from our Executive Team on Friday 26th November 2021.
Sometimes we have to make tough decisions and our latest one has been to close our Camelford shop. We’ve been a part of the town for 21 years now, but sadly the store has become financially unviable and will close its doors for the last time at the end of trading on Christmas Eve.
This is a particularly difficult decision for our colleague Sophie Georgiou who’s the Shop Manager and for her hard-working volunteers. I’m sure you’ll join us in sending our best wishes to them. They’ve all shown extraordinary dedication and commitment to the shop and we’d like to thank them for everything they’ve achieved and for their understanding at this time. We should add that Sophie has been offered another role within our retail team.
We’ve loved being a part of Camelford but the shop just isn’t making a profit. As a charity we have an obligation to focus our available funds on supporting the care we provide at our two hospices and not on subsidising a loss-making shop. Sadly, the Camelford store was struggling even before the pandemic arrived and we can’t go on. The shop will remain open until the end of business on Christmas Eve.
We’ll be sharing this news externally at the start of next week but wanted to tell all of you first. It’s not easy to close a shop, but we bid a fond farewell to Camelford and to all those who have supported us while we’ve been a part of the high street. We hope many will now seek out our shops in Wadebridge, Tintagel and Bude.
Paul, Gina, Graham and Verity