I've got a bit of sad news today, the scrapstore is closing :0( I had an email last night telling me to get myself over there asap because they are clearing everything out. I was there at just after 10am this morning. I suspected it might come to this, business has been slowing up, there haven't been enough customers through the door for several weeks now.
As well as not having enough money to pay the bills, we have also found out that the owners of the building are closing the place down and selling up, so that's a double whammy. There isn't much point in looking for new premises because there isn't enough money in the kitty to pay rent.
So it's all gone t1ts up as they say. They have been selling off the stock all week to try and raise enough money to cover the last rent bill. It's such a shame because Lorraine and her husband Bob have been running the place for ages. They have been working voluntarily, five days a week, for a long long time. Phil has also given a lot of his time to it. Other volunteers have come and gone, numbers have dropped, but what can you do, people have other more pressing comitments.
The van arrived this morning from Hull Scrapstore, Tracy packed it up to the roof and took it away. She said she might come back for some more. I had a good search round picking out what I wanted, I got a big pile together, mainly fabric, wood, carpet, sticky tape, foam, and other bits and pieces. I made a donation for it even though they said I could have it for the work that I have been doing for them. I was happy with my fantastic bargains. I gave the carpet to Sue to put down in her cat rescue pens.
What ever is left on Friday is going to landfill, that will break my heart. I said I will be back on Friday and will take away anything that could be usefull, I can't bear to chuck things into a hole in the ground. I will take what I can, even if it means finding another home for it later on. A very sad day.