Warminster RSPCA Charity Shop Has Moved To Bigger Premises

Saturday 20th October 2018:


The Warminster RSPCA Charity shop has moved from No.3 Market Place to bigger premises at No.24 Market Place.
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The new shop opened on Saturday 20th October when after several shouts of "Oyez Oyez Oyez" from Warminster Town Crier, Phil Seddon, the Mayor of Warminster Tony Nicklin said some words of congratulation and cut the ribbon at 10.30 a.m., allowing customers and well-wishers to flock in and grab some bargains, thereby continuing the all-important fundraising. There were also bubbly drinks and nibbles for everyone.
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The Warminster RSPCA Shop Manager, Natasha, said: "Our wonderful customers made our opening day at the new shop an amazing success. The team worked really hard getting it all ready. It was wonderful to see so many people supporting us."
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Natasha, who went to Kingdown School, said "We had to vacate our small premises at 3 Market Place because it is going to be sold by the landlord. We have been very lucky to get No.24. There is a much bigger floor area here, so we can now stock furniture including beds and wardrobes, as well as more extensive ranges of pre-loved clothes, household goods, gifts, books, music and pet accessories." Natasha is no stranger to the new premises though, because she worked there when it was formerly a sports shop.
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RSPCA Branch Manager, Richard Clowes, who was at the opening of the new shop, said: "Most people think of the RSPCA as being only a national organisation, but it is divided into two parts, with a local section. Local shops such as the one in Warminster raise money locally to be spent locally. The shops are self-funded and the proceeds are spent within the local community. For example, our latest work in Wiltshire has been running and funding a neutering campaign in Swindon. The RSPCA does more than just rescue ill-treated animals."
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The RSPCA, which is the largest animal welfare charity in the UK, has 215 local shops. Over 141,000 complaints of animal cruelty were investigated by the RSPCA in 2017.