Dear friends

It is with great sadness that we announce the permanent closure of our shop in Whitchurch with immediate effect.

This difficult decision comes following an ongoing review of our retail operation that has highlighted the unsustainability of this particular shop. It is vitally important that we protect our funds, gifted to us by you, to ensure that we can maintain our lifesaving service.

To our colleagues and volunteers who have worked in Whitchurch over the years, we offer our heartfelt thanks.

To our supporters in Whitchurch and the surrounding area, your contributions are invaluable and I hope that you will continue to support our lifesaving work through our shop in Cardiff city centre and via other means.

We share your sadness at this closure but we also hope that you understand the reason. Over the past 20 years, we’ve been able to save many thousands of lives across Wales. We want to make sure that we remain strong and are still here, saving lives, in another 20 years.

Thank you for your ongoing support. With your help, we can continue to be there for the people of Wales in their time of greatest need.