Thank you to the National Trust for providing us with Hope Cottage and for maintaining the property for us so well. The National Trust provides us with the building at a very low rent in recognition of the valuable service we provide to the local community. We are very grateful for this support, because without such a lovely building in the heart of the village we would not be able to function.
Josh is one of our youngest volunteers. He started volunteering at the shop two years ago before he went to university. He enjoyed working in the shop so much that he has come back again this summer to help in his holidays.
Josh is studying Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire and has just finished his first year. His ambition is to be a programmer as he loves solving problems.
Josh’s favourite product is Olive bread which he likes as it is difficult to find in other shops.
Josh enjoys volunteering because of the fantastic managers we have in the shop. He also loves talking to the customers and especially all our visitors from far and wide.
At Avebury Community Shop we start them young. Here are some pictures of our youngest volunteer.
In October 2015, our shop was presented with the Village Retail Award at the Community First annual awards ceremony in Devizes. Here is a picture of Michele Lomas, our Chairman, being presented with the award by Community First’s Vice President, William Wyldbore-Smith.
The cup and certificate are on display in the shop.