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Regarding charity shop donations during lockdown

18 November 2020
Regarding charity shop donations during lockdown Our charity shop is closed during lockdown and will hopefully reopen in early December.

However, we are concerned that, despite the situation, members of the public have continued to leave donations outside the shop during this time. This occurred during the last lockdown and unfortunately resulted in the shop being fined by the council on two occasions as there were complaints from other local shopkeepers of sacks and bags mounting up outside, creating an obstruction and potential health hazard. Sadly, the fines take profit away from the shop – and funds away from helping our cats – and we don’t wish to cause any element of disruption or upset to neighbouring shopkeepers.

We have found it makes no difference even with notices asking that no items be left outside the shop and we therefore appeal to members of the public that, while we are very grateful for donations during opening hours, please do not leave items outside during closure. We look forward to seeing you very soon and will appreciate your donations as soon as we can reopen, but until then can we please, please ask that you don’t leave things outside the shop.

Many thanks for your support!