Charity confirms closure of its Kettering and Wellingborough shops

ExtraCare will be closing its stores in the two towns next month

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:00 am
Closing down sale signs have gone up in the Kettering shop

A charity has confirmed it will be closing two of its town centre shops next month.

ExtraCare has said its stores in Gold Street, Kettering, and Market Street, Wellingborough, will be closing their doors for good at the end of May.

It has made the difficult decision at a time when the leases are coming to an end and after seeing a decline in profits in recent years.

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The ExtraCare shop in Gold Street, Kettering

A spokesman for ExtraCare told the Northants Telegraph: "It is with regret that we are announcing the closure of our Kettering and Wellingborough shops at the end of May 2021.

"For many years the shops traded profitably generating funds to support some of the more vulnerable resident in our retirement villages.

"However, profits have been declining in each shop year on year which has ultimately led to our decision to close the shops when their respective leases end.

"This is not a reflection on the dedication and commitment of our staff or volunteers but is simply the result of the circumstances we currently find ourselves in.

"We will be trading until 28th May and look forward to seeing our loyal customers and to personally thank them for their support over the years.”

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit developer of housing for over-55s.

Since 1988, the trust has operated retirement villages and smaller housing developments around its Midlands base and further south.

They support older people in 15 retirement villages and five housing schemes.

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