Mavis lives in a nearby village but loves to work in the shop at Ilmington as she enjoys the feeling that she is helping out. ‘I love the variety of products on offer here and the friendliness and ‘buzz’ of the villagers and visitors’ says Mavis. She thinks there is a great ‘sense of community’ in Ilmington and feels the shop and café really promote that. Christina has volunteered at the shop since it opened in 2015 and most enjoys meeting people who are newly moved in to the village. We all have a great deal to thank our volunteers for as we would not be viable without them and they are what makes a community shop and café such a unique place to work, shop and visit. To all the volunteers at Ilmington Community Shop and Café, thank you so much for all your hard work, dedication and commitment!