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Behind the Hedge Challenge

We’d like to introduce you to Gabrielle, the guardian of all shop workers. It’s our entry in the ‘Behind the Hedge Challenge’ (as featured in ‘The Telegraph’!). Many thanks to Tina Whittet, one of our valuable queue management volunteers, for putting Gabrielle together. The competition, organised by the Hale and Woodgreen Support Group, will be judged on May 25th so there’s still lots of time to enter. You can see many more of the entries here.

The Salisbury Journal has set up a picture gallery showing many of the competition entries.

Face Masks

From 19th May, we are encouraging all our staff and volunteers to wear face masks whilst working. This is in accordance with government guidelines, and we would like our customers to know that if you choose to wear one too, you are very welcome.

The masks have been very kindly supplied by LOEWIS STEEL AND FAMILY (the MooBear Mask) and we will be making a donation to one of their chosen charities – MacMillan Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society; and by RUBY JOHNSON from Hyde – we will be adding lots of goodies to the Trussell Trust box to support Rev Nicky, in order to show our thanks to Ruby.

Radio Solent Interview

Our very own Julia Harding was interviewed on Radio Solent on 11th May. She talked about the Shop and the lockdown, the challenges we’ve faced and how our wonderful community has pulled together. You can hear the interview here. It’s at 3:26:00 in the recording.

VE Day

Not quite the big celebrations we were all planning but we hung up the bunting, had the hedges trimmed, and picked up the litter anyway!