Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Pete’s Dragons open pop-up shop in Ottery for week

PUBLISHED: 11:16 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:45 14 September 2017

Alison Hill of Pete's Dragons in her pop up shop in Ottery. Ref sho 37 17TI 0464. Picture: Terry Ife

Alison Hill of Pete's Dragons in her pop up shop in Ottery. Ref sho 37 17TI 0464. Picture: Terry Ife

Archant

An Ottery family are rallying residents to visit a pop-up shop in aid of a charity that supported them when they needed it most.

The Rowland family have been helping Pete's Dragons in their week long pop up shop after the charity supported them following the death of much loved Dan Rowland. Pictured is 18 month Ezmae, Jayden, seven, their mum and Dan's sister Leanne and mum Lesley.The Rowland family have been helping Pete's Dragons in their week long pop up shop after the charity supported them following the death of much loved Dan Rowland. Pictured is 18 month Ezmae, Jayden, seven, their mum and Dan's sister Leanne and mum Lesley.

Exmouth based charity Pete’s Dragons have opened the doors to its store for one week to raise money to help those in the region affected by suicide.

The charity supported the Rowland family after the death of son and brother Dan in 2014, at the age of 28.

His mum Lesley and sister Leanne will be volunteering as part of their ongoing support for the charity.

The shop has been set up in the former Sweet Memories premise on Broad Street and was donated for free for the week by landlords Country Farms.

It will be open this week from 9.30am to 5pm from today (Monday) until Saturday, September 16.

Mum-of-two Leanne said support from residents to donate items to the shop have been ‘amazing’.

She said: “It was really nice, I wasn’t expecting it. I was putting it on Facebook as we wanted people to come in. I have had loads of private messages and lots of deliveries.

“We were one of the first people they [Pete’s Dragons] helped. They did a Hug in a Hamper for us. It was at Christmas and the bell run and there was a big hamper on the floor and there was a gift for me, my son, a Christmas present for my dogand mum and dad.”

She said the family have held fundraisers as they know what affected families are going through.

Alison Hill, CEO and founder, set up the charity after the loss of her brother and hopes the pop-up shop will raise money and awareness.

The charity began running pop up shops at it’s headquarters in Exmouth and held a successful event in Cornwall.

She said: “Everything we sell from the shop is profit and put straight back into the families. It raises awareness in the town we are in.

“In order to provide the service across the whole of Devon we need £150,000 a year.

“We are really reliant on people to fundraise and giving us the shop for the week.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

18:30

Dive journalist Mark Taylor Hutchinson gives a first hand account of getting up close with the world’s largest sharks.

Read more

Ottery’s neighbourhood police team will welcome a new officer in the coming months but there are no plans ‘at this time’ for a new PCSO.

Read more
07:06

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is checking that householders who claim a 25 per cent council tax discount for living alone are still entitled to it.

Read more

New pay-and-display parking charges aimed at raising additional revenue for the Manor Pavilion could end up costing it £2,000 if a group leaves after 50 years.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:24

A rescue dog who was found on the brink of death in a Romanian street is quickly becoming one of Sidmouth’s most popular residents.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Sidmouth’s Rotarians will be out in force next week to help raise money to help those hit by natural disasters.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:14

Should criminals go to prison as punishment, or should they be punished while they are there?

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30

From the archives - here’s the full photo gallery of the 1983 Sidmouth carnival procession.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Water utility company bosses are ‘looking at all of the available options’ to improve reliability in Newton Poppleford and end the traffic disruption caused by bursts.

Read more
Fri, 18:30

The bright lights of the carnival season are heading to Sidmouth tomorrow.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications