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BHF Shop In Dorchester Makes £100K Profit

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Published at 9:49am 4th May 2012. (Updated at 5:18pm 4th May 2012)

Staff at the British Heart Foundation Shop in Dorchester are celebrating a record breaking year today.

The South Street charity store has generated a £100,000 profit in 2011 and 12.

The Dorchester shop joins a small select number of BHF shops outside London to achieve this since the British Heart Foundation opened their first shop in in 1986 in Kent.

This success mirrors the success of the BHF's Retail arm this year which generating a profit of over £31 million - a £5 million rise on the previous year (2010-2011) making it the charity's most profitable year to date.

BHF Shops attribute their strong performance to the current economic climate and an ambitious expansion plan which has seen a 5% growth in the charity's retail arm this year, making the BHF the largest charity retailer.

Today, BHF Shops main concern is keeping up with demand.

Area Manager, Debbie Cheeseman, comments: "Our Shops are proving a popular choice for shoppers keen to buy good quality items at low prices. The recession has seen our sales grow - giving us the confidence to further extend our nationwide network of BHF Shops and Furniture & Electrical Stores.

"I'd like to encourage Dorchester people to donate to their local BHF Shop - donations are vital to the success of our Shops. We're keen to receive all saleable donations to help us continue our life saving work. We love the things you bring!"

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