LATEST NEWS . . .
June the 26th 2020
The trustees are still waiting to see if the transmission rate of Covid-19 continues to follow a downward trend. Only when they feel that the level of risk to both staff and customers is acceptable will they consider re-opening the shop on Warwick Parade.
In the meantime options regarding measures to safeguard the staff and customers have been considered and discussed. More about this will be published in the next few weeks, including how donations will be accepted when the time comes.
Taking into consideration the average age and potential vulnerability of the volunteers working at the shop, they would obviously be provided with full face visors and protective gloves as well as continual access to hand sanitizer.
General feedback regarding the mandatory wearing of face masks and gloves by shoppers would be welcome so please take the time to comment on this option.
All stock entering the shop and offered for sale will have undergone a minimum of seventy two hours quarantine as per guidance from the Charity Retail Association.
Please do not leave any donations outside the shop or in the bin until the shop re-opens.
Aa stated last month a budget and cash flow for 2020 - 2021 has been produced and even if the shop doesn’t open until after August it would still generate over fifty thousand pounds profit for the charity by the end of the financial year next March, of which at least half will be made available for use here in the village.
Once again may I personally thank everybody, donors, customers and staff for their help and support with what the shop does and ask that work together to maintain the safety of all concerned.
Rest assured, the shop will re-open as soon as is practical and you will be kept informed as to when that will be.
Regards to all from the trustees of Mister Gees Foundation, UK Charity No. 1181204