This article relates to spring 2021. Please refer to the latest news for current updates (St Marychurch shop is now open)

We have recently taken ownership of a lease for the premises previously trading as The Snooty Fox pub in St. Marychurch. Works are now well underway to convert the property into a new charity shop bringing the total number of DAA high street shops to 19.

Following over a century long history in the hospitality industry, firstly as a family-run hotel and then changing hands and names multiple times over the years, the property has operated as a pub for more than 4 decades. After the previous landlord left over a year ago, The Snooty Fox has remained closed and although some residents in the local community would have preferred the empty space to attract a restauranteur or a new landlord, none have been forthcoming.

We look upon our shops as more than just retail units, as Income Generation Director, Caroline Creer explains:

One thing that is always close to our hearts is that we remain firmly rooted in the wider communities of those we serve. Our shops not only enable people to show their support for our service by kindly donating items they no longer require, they also provide a place for people to find out more about our work, play our weekly lottery and talk to our team about how they themselves or a family member might have been affected by our service.

We are delighted to be joining the existing St. Marychurch retailers who have created a successful, thriving precinct and we are very excited to start working on our newest addition.

Volunteers Needed!

This new shop, which is due to open on the 10th July, also brings with it an opportunity for local people to get involved with a little volunteering. There are many tasks required to look after a Devon Air Ambulance shop. If you are interested in lending a little spare time or expertise at the St.Marychurch shop or any other DAA shop location please knock the door as you are passing by or click here or contact DAA’s Volunteer Manager, Cara Jones.

We are ready to welcome your kind donations

We have had lots of enquiries by people passing by and keen to drop off their donations! Although the shop will not quite be ready for opening, we are now pleased to accept your donations. These will help us to furnish our shop with a full range of goodies and will also enable us to build a nice back up of items to replenish our shop floor. Just approach the shop doors and knock - a member of our team will be able to assist you.

We are an independent charity that receives no Government funding and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters and donors. Our enhanced and critical care paramedics respond to incidents using two helicopters and two Critical Care Cars. These rapid response vehicles enable our specialist medical team to deliver pre-hospital care to those patients that require urgent help when minutes matter.

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