Charity says 'we're staying'

PUBLISHED: 08:07 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 June 2010

FEARS that Honiton could lose one of its greenest and most traditional charity shops have been allayed.

FEARS that Honiton could lose one of its greenest and most traditional charity shops have been allayed.Brainwave, in New Street, has been inundated with questions from the public - ever since a 'sold' sign appeared over the shop's door.Shop supervisor Angela Drakes said: "We are staying. The shop has been sold, to a local landlord, but it's still being let to us."Brainwave has been given a five-year lease on the shop and the charity says it is grateful for the new landlord's kindness."So many people came into the shop after seeing the estate agent's sign," said Angela."They saw the shop was for sale and thought we were going when it sold."To reassure the public, a notice has gone up in the shop window - pointing out "We're staying!"Angela says Brainwave is trying to be the greenest charity in Honiton, recycling everything that is donated."And we don't sell any new items - unless they are donated," she added.Brainwave has had a charity shop in New Street for at least 10 years and boasts a book section.


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