Greetings from Macedonia!
I thought you might be interested to know how our K4 Shop in the Bracknell town centre did in 2014.
Income for the year was £57,585, which includes money we got from selling some of the excess clothing to a salvage company. That means that the shop income was over £1,000 a week, which seems remarkable when you go into the shop and see that pretty much everything in there costs £5 or less. Rob Eveleigh as the manager and Teresa Cottee as his assistant, plus the army of volunteers who help sort all the stock and keep the shop going, really have done an amazing job in making that possible - thank you to everyone involved. Huge credit also to Catriona Mitchell who first had the vision for the shop, and was then instrumental in getting it up and running.
Costs associated with the shop in 2014 were £35,873 which includes wages, rent, utility bills and insurance.
That means the shop made a profit in 2014 of £21,712 which is brilliant. That money has allowed us to maintain our CAP Debt Counselling Centre at its existing size (as one of the biggest CAP Centres in the country) whilst continuing to expand the size and range of our other Social Justice ministries. You'll hear more about that on Sunday if you're at any of our Bracknell meetings, or in Sandhurst the week after.
As part of developing our CAP Centre we've recently appointed Tim Wheatley as our Centre Manager, taking over from the fantastic Lisa Rutland who stepped down last Summer. Tim originally started with us on our Academy, then took on being a Debt Coach and has now stepped up to being the Centre Manager. Please be praying for Tim as he takes on this new role.
Sadly, after many extensions to our lease, it looks like we'll lose our current shop in April as the Bracknell regeneration moves on to the next phase. We've been working hard to try and find a new site for the shop, but so far with no success. Please be praying for that too, and if you have any ideas please let us know.