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April the 7th 2020
Even as I write the Prime Minister is in St. Thomas' Hospital being cared for by NHS staff; a clearer indication that Covid-19 has no respect for age, gender or position could not be demonstrated.
I have no intention of entering into the political arena with personal comments but I do hope that he and everybody else with this terrible virus makes a full recovery. However, I would like to express my surprise when last week President Donald Trump extended the travel restrictions in the USA beyond his original deadline as I had fully expected him to move Easter rather than lose face. After all if Pope Gregory the thirteenth could make ten days disappear in 1582 and the UK Parliament moved from September the 2nd to September the 14th overnight in 1752 surely a couple of months either way would be small fry to King Donald the first.
Please follow the government's guidelines to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.
Enough of that, the latest financial report is now available here on line and within it the end of year results. I can't see how next year will be anywhere near as successful but hopefully with help the shop will weather the storm and re-open as soon as is possible. In the meantime I will draw up a new budget and cash flow for the next twelve months and start thinking outside the square in order to generate income.
Lastly, if you look at the year end figures the P&L statement will show that in 2019 - 2020 the trading company made a loss of £6,149.14 This was quite intentional in order to ensure that no corporation tax will be payable for this year.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE THE SHOP OR THE CLOTHING BIN BY SPAR AS THIS COULD CREATE A SAFETY HAZARD BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO STAFF AVAILABLE TO HANDLE THE GOODS
Please stay safe as we look forward to seeing you all and accepting donations as and when normality returns.