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Engaging with our community

More than a Shop

We're not just a Shop. We're a focal point and social hub serving our community. Whether you want to see a friendly face, fancy a chat, need some information or some help, we're here for you. 
Serving our community

Need some help? Why not make the Shop your first port of call

Because we're owned & run by the community, we're a focal point and social hub for the village. Have a question? Our experienced staff and local volunteers will probably know the answer. Need some help? The chances are that someone in our network will be able to provide it.

Read on for just some examples of the things we get up to in our community.

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Young at Heart lunches

Social events for our older residents, providing entertainment, companionship ... and of course lunch!

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D of E volunteering

We're pleased to support young people with volunteering opportunities to help them achieve their Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

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Ticket sales

Organising an event? We can provide a ticket outlet for local clubs and organisations.

2nd April 2021

Delivering Easter cheer

Despite not being able to run our usual 'Young at Heart' lunches during the pandemic, we were still able to deliver a little Easter cheer with a Good Friday afternoon tea. Thanks to everyone who helped including JellyPickleJam, the children at Bretforton Village School and Alastair Adams, without whose help it wouldn't have been possible.
A photo of a Bretforton resident receiving an Easter afternoon tea
Photo of the afternoon tea contents, bag with sandwiches, a cake, an Easter card and a bunch of daffodils
Photo of the inside of an egg-shaped yellow Easter card, saying "Happy Easter from everyone at Bretforton Village School"
A photo of the gift tag on the afternoon tea bag saying "Happy Easter"
8th May 2020

Celebrating VE Day

80 afternoon teas were distributed to the self-isolating and vulnerable in Bretforton, to cheer them up during lockdown. Thank you to Aaron Powell and all the volunteers who made it possible.
A photo of a string of Union Jack flags hanging up outside The Fleece Inn Bretforton
A photo of 80 afternoon tea bags with some of the ladies who put them together
A photo of a volunteer in a Union Jack apron delivering afternoon teas to two young at heart members
A photo of three young at heart village residents enjoying their afternoon teas sitting on a lawn