Words by Rosalind Lavington
We hope you will forgive us for not having wished you all well last month. So, we wish you all a prosperous New Year now!
I’d like to start by thanking all our volunteers who kept the shop open during the week between Christmas and the New Year. Then there was that very demanding day when the manual stock take had to happen, followed the next day by the spring clean so that we were able to start the New Year in good clean order.
On both occasions the tasks were completed with good humour and efficiency by a band of volunteers to whom we all owe a great big vote of thanks. We all had a great party and quiz on January 13 which we shared with Sproughton Social Club.
Last year was not an easy year. People have been feeling the pinch and we lost a number of valued regular customers to life moves and anno domini. Management rose to the challenge and although it is early to be sure, it looks as if we shall have the privilege of paying corporation tax again this year. Other good news is that we have welcomed some new volunteers, and as we sail towards the end of our eighth year the adventure hardly seems credible.
February brings two special days: Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) on Tuesday 13th February and St Valentine’s Day on Wednesday 14th February. Your shop stocks all the necessary items for you to enjoy marvellous pancakes and enjoy giving flowers or chocolates to your loved ones. We shall welcome your custom and don’t forget we are always eager to welcome new volunteers!
For more information, visit: www.sproughtoncommunityshop.co.uk