AN eco-friendly Fordingbridge shop has moved into new premises – after raising £15,000 through a share offer.
The Green Gram has relocated to larger and more easily accessible premises at 23 High Street after launching the fundraising bid.
And committee member, Jo Anderson, said the hard work started on the move shortly after.
“It’s been all hands on deck as we moved the stock from our little shop into our new premises,” Jo said.
“It’s been a labour of love from friends and volunteers as we refurbished the new shop. We’re absolutely delighted to have made the move seamlessly – with the help of our friends in the community.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us relocate, whether by buying shares or by donating money, equipment or time – we really couldn’t have done it without you all.”
The Green Gram is holding an open event to welcome people to the new premises, running from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, October 27, to celebrate with a drink and some tasters.
Jo added: “We’re really looking forward to seeing as many who can make it to our open event and to help us celebrate such a positive move for us – and for the High Street.”
Since May 2022, The Green Gram has been offering refills of foods, cleaning products and toiletries. It estimates customers have prevented more than 25,000 containers, equivalent to nearly 600kg of plastic being thrown out by refilling their containers.