Taunton Rotary Club raised over £13,000 for local charities through its recently opened Christmas pop-up shop in the centre of Taunton.
Previously the ‘Top Shop’ in North Street (near Lloyds Bank), the premises were given a new lease of life leading up to Christmas after the shop was opened by Councillor Sue Lees, Mayor of Taunton, Wednesday 3 November and ceased trading on 29th December.
The shop opened three days a week selling a wide range of quality donated items. Rotarians, their families and 'Friends of Rotary 'staffed' the shop and gave a warm welcome to visitors and shoppers.
Santa, and his elves joined in the venture and was visited by over 64 children in his grotto which was based in the shop.
A partner organisation, 'Action for Climate Change' based itself in the shop premises to promote the positive message about recycling and sustainability.
President of Taunton Rotary Club, Peter Renshaw, applauded the good work of all the volunteers and thanked everyone that visited the shop, stating that this really was a special example of how people can come together to make a change.
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back The Rotary Club of Taunton has raised over £13,000 for charity through its one-off Christmas Pop-up-Shop.