FORCE shop set for partial re-opening

The FORCE Cancer Charity shop in Heavitree will partially re-open on Friday October 2.

The award-winning shop in Fore Street has been closed since August 21 for essential refurbishment work.

Contractors have been carrying out renovations including new roofing, some structural work, total rewiring and redecoration.

They have completed work on the furniture and book section of the shop, which will be re-carpeted early next week and re-stocked with a variety of items in time to welcome customers again on Friday.

“We’ll put a bit of everything in, including clothing and bric-a-brac, while we’re operating out of that part of the shop and we hope to have the rest of it open at the beginning of November,” said shop manager Anna Heard.

FORCE is still keen to receive donations but while space is limited at the shop, supporters are asked to drop off items at a storage unit just along the road at 51 Fore Street, Heavitree, behind the former NatWest Bank.

The lock-up is open from Monday to Saturday between 9:30am and 4:30pm. The FORCE van will also continue making collections and those can be arranged by calling 01392 271652.