The retail arm of our charity has just got a little bigger with the opening of our latest shop, Reenie & Rupert, in the pretty Shropshire town of Newport.
We were delighted to be opened by the Mayor of Newport, Mr Peter Scott, who very kindly cut the ribbon to declare Reenie & Rupert officially open. We look forward to working with the Mayor to place more defibrillators throughout the town and beyond.
The shop was ready to open to the beginning of November but we were struck by the second lockdown, but better late than never we opened on Thursday 3rd December on St Mary Street. We love the charm and atmosphere in Newport and we hope that our little shop will add to that.
AEDdonate started in 2014 with an aim to help communities place defibrillators throughout the UK. So far we have placed just under 2000, some of those being within the community of Newport.
Why Reenie & Rupert and not AEDdonate charity shop I hear you ask? We are a small charity powered by a fantastic team. We are also Mum & Dad to two amazing boys who endure the endless talks about the charity at home, site visits on the way to days out and the random calls that sometimes disrupt play. As a little nod to our boys we wanted to name a shop after them – they think that’s pretty cool!
Thank you to the community of Newport and surrounds who have both welcomed and supported us in the short time we have been open. We look forward to meeting even more of you as time goes on and placing more defibrillators in your community