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On this last day of March

The Thursday following Easter Bank Holiday Monday – a time to act on reflections and make new resolutions?

There is a National discussion to move the Easter Break permanently to April?

What do you think?

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Despite disruptive showers PM, all went in full swing after a brief Easter break!

Cottingham Thursday Market Today still busy PM


Dove Hospice Shop Renovation – one week to go!

Dove House Charity Shop Re-opening 6th. April

Updates:  popular charity shop to re-open soon!



Real Aid opens in Hallgate!

Real Aid Charity Shop opens in Cottingham

Specialising in childrens charities,

Real Aid makes an interesting new addition to Cottingham’s charity shops, marking the start of product differentiation.

It can be argued that our charities and their shops have become too broad in the range of goods and services they offer. This trend has been echoed by our superstores with some chains like Morrison’s and Tesco’s getting into difficulty over the last few months.

By becoming too widely spread across the retail spectrum offering products and services ranging from the exclusive to the budget ends of  retail, the superstores got into difficulty. Similarly when running a charity and faced with the need ‘to feed many mouths’ and the reluctance to turn some away, this may cause a ripple effect and promote more market specialisation in our local charity shops.

What do you think?

Should care and compassion become more organized, or does one size fit all?