After almost a year of operation, the AEDdonate charity shop on Radford Street is moving into the former Donna Louise charity shop on Stone High Street.
The charity shop was opened to support the current defibrillators in the town, and surrounding area, with plans to place more AED’s as and when funds were available.
To date the current shop has achieved some great things that benefit our canal town:
- Part Funded the Coppice and Cherryfields Defibrillators
- Replaced 7 Defibrillator Batteries
- Replaced 9 Defibrillator Pads
- Funded 15 FREE training sessions for our community
- Funded a new AED Cabinet and installation for Stone High Street
- Part Funded AED at Stone Bowling Club
The charity shop has plans to do more for the community in and around Stone, and so the team and Trustees took on a review of the current shop. The outcome is that AEDdonate has decided that moving to bigger High Street premises would allow the charity to expand its offering.
The shop aims to support the placement of new defibrillators into the town, and they welcome suggestions for possible locations of the potentially lifesaving equipment into areas of the town without an AED.
They have also extended a massive thank you to everyone who has supported the shop so far, from customers to volunteers they know they wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.
The new shop at 24 High Street will open on the 26th September 2018, at 10am, with the opening being carried out by the Lord Left Lieutenant.
There will be tea and cake throughout the day and a free goodie bag to all customers on the day.
Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate, said
“We have very quickly outgrown the shop on Radford Street and we have had to take the decision to move. We are really conscious of the fact that we are opening another Charity Shop on the High Street but I would like to stress that fact that we are a local charity, saving lives in our town and the funds raised directly support our local community.
“Keep a look out for our new clothing banks which will be situated in our drop and go area on Crown Street next to Hill and Swift to the rear of our shop. We would welcome any donations.
“Do you have a defibrillator within two minutes of your home address? Please get in touch to see how we can help your community.”
For more information about AEDdonate, please visit their website – AEDdonate.org.uk