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Bretforton Community Shop's coronavirus efforts celebrated in charity campaign

December 2020

Bretforton Community Shop's contribution to the local coronavirus response has been celebrated.

The Shop set up a telephone support service during lockdown to help those in need. A charity campaign by the Plunkett Foundation celebrating local community businesses, honoured the Shop and the efforts of its staff.

Read the full article about Bretforton Community Shop's coronavirus response in the Evesham Journal here.

November 2020

Bretforton Community Shop shares its lockdown story

The Shop told its story as part of the Plunkett Foundation's Community Business Fete. A lot of new volunteers were gained to fill new roles such as prescription collection and food delivery. Chris Buckham tells the story in this video - "it was a whole village effort with the Shop at the heart of it".

We're millionarires (well, sort of!)
£1 million sales milestone reached

October 2020

A photo of a book on business success with Richard Branson's photo
Bretforton Community Shop hit another milestone during the COVID-19 crisis, reaching £1 million pounds of sales during its lifetime. Thanks to all our customers who've supported us over the years and helped us get there.

BBC Midlands Today

23rd July 2020

A screen shot of BBC Midlands Today
The BBC's Midlands Today came to film at the Shop. We talked about the importance of rural shops during the COVID-19 crisis and the help we've had from the Plunkett Foundation who support community businesses like ours.

Commendation from Her Majesty's Representative

11th July 2020

A photo of a card from the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire
The Shop had to react quickly and make some major changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. We lost most of our loyal volunteers who had to self-isolate. And we had to set up a system for taking and devliering orders from scratch, going from practically zero to eighty deliveries a week.

So we were surpised and delighted to receive a letter from the Her Majesty's Representative, the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, who wrote to the Staff and Volunteers of Bretforton Community Shop.

He said "The innovation, collaboration, courage and selflessness shown by so many across the County during the COVID-19 pandemic has been truly inspirational and uplifting. As Her Majesty the Queen's representative, I would like to thank you for the wonderful contribution you have made to the County during these extraordinary and challenging times."

Signed: Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire

Bretforton Community Shop named regional finalist in top awards

2016

A graphic from the Community Ownership awards 2016 with the words Regional Finalist 2016 Midlands
Bretforton Community Shop has made it to the finals of the Community Ownership Awards 2016, the only national awards programme recognising community co-operation around the UK.

Read the full press release here Bretforton Community Shop named regional finalist

Stock's away as shop opens doors

2014

The Grand Opening of Bretforton Community Shop was covered in our local paper, the Evesham Observer.

Read the story of Bretforton Community Shop's Grand Opening in the Evesham Observer here.