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NEW STORE TO BE A HUB - Air Ambulance shop has community role
Pictured left to right, the team at Bodmin: Jackie Eastwood, Stuart Ralphson, Joanne Harriss, (retail manager) Debs Newcombe, Steve Murdoch (interim chief executive officer), Lynnette Hollett and Julia Jeffery. Photo Ollie Young

Pictured left to right, the team at Bodmin: Jackie Eastwood, Stuart Ralphson, Joanne Harriss, (retail manager) Debs Newcombe, Steve Murdoch (interim chief executive officer), Lynnette Hollett and Julia Jeffery. Photo Ollie Young

30th June 2021

By Ollie Young

Bodmin has welcomed a brand new concept store to Fore Street as the Cornish Air Ambulance shop opened over the weekend.

The shop, which will be vital for raising funds for the charity, was officially opened at 11.00am on Saturday. The store will not only be a retail shop but will also double up as a community space with the innovative ‘HeliHub’ set to be introduced.

The shop was opened by a group of volunteers with retail manager, Joanne Harriss, and interim chief executive officer, Steve Murdoch also attending the event.

The Air Ambulance are still on the hunt for volunteers who can offer their services and have a range of roles on offer for anyone who is interested.

Bodmin’s new Cornish Air Ambulance shop opened on Fore Street on Saturday, drawing lots of interest from shoppers. The store will soon also have a community space dubbed the ‘Heli Hub’ available for businesses and organisations to use.

When the launch was revealed, Joanne Harriss said: “We are really excited to be opening a store in the heart of Bodmin, this is the first time the charity will have a presence in the town.”

“This new store concept will offer more than just retail space. The community area will allow us to engage more with the local people and explore new ventures and opportunities which will support the charity and benefit the community as a whole.”

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