22nd May 2018
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Oxfam shop in Lerwick to close early next year

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The Oxfam shop in Lerwick is to close down on Saturday 7th January.

The charity has decided not to renew the lease on the premises at 80-82 Commercial Street due to difficult trading conditions in the tough economic climate.

Brenda Haycock, Oxfam area manager for north-east Scotland, thanked all the customers and volunteers who have supported the shop.

She said: “Oxfam has been fortunate to have support from a dedicated group of volunteers, staff and customers over the years.

“This support from our donors and supporters has enabled us to raise just under £250,000 during our 15 years at 80-82 Commercial Street, which has been used to help our programme work both overseas and in the UK.

“I am hugely grateful and would like to say a big thank you to everyone in Shetland for their support and commitment. Together with other 53 shops throughout Scotland, they have made a valuable contribution to Oxfam’s fight to overcome global poverty and suffering, and I hope  people continue supporting Oxfam by donating and shopping on line.”

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