Oxfam shop in Lerwick to close early next year

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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