The RNLI officially opens Plymouth’s newest shop in the oldest store on the Barbican

Submitted by Lucy Johnson

Plymouth’s RNLI were on hand to open the Barbican’s newest shop, Flapjackery, which has taken over the famous Yarmouth Stores on Southside Street, selling delicious handmade flapjacks, and other sweet treats.

Flapjackery, which is based at Tavistock, will fund raise for the RNLI from its Plymouth shop.

Coxwain Simon Jeffery officially opened the shop, cutting the ribbon for owners Sally Jenkin and Carol Myott, to the accompaniment of sea shanty band Jack Flash.

Mr Jeffery said: “We would like to thank Carol Myott and Sally Jenkin for supporting the Plymouth RNLI and inviting the crew down to the opening of Flapjackery today. I would also like to say thank you for asking myself to do the official opening. It was a privilege and we wish the shop all the very best for the future.”

Flapjackery Plymouth joins Flapjakcery’s growing stable of shops at Tavistock, Wells and Minehead, with further stores opening in St Ives and Bath this spring.

Sally Jenkin said: “It was a wonderful day, with many people turning up to enjoy a piece of flapjack, with a Plymouth Gin with Luscombe tonic. Flash Jack were fantastic, with many bystanders joining in. Huge thanks to all the team at RNLI Plymouth for turning up and making it such a great occasion. Fundraising is an important part of our business and RNLI Plymouth joins our other chosen charities – Wells Cathedral, RNLI Minehead and the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team.”

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