CuparNow KnowHow – Revills
Earlier this year, a new shop opened on Crossgate. Revills is a unique store run by a small team of volunteers led by Jude Collins and Gaye Blair. We caught up to discover more about the shop, their work and an upcoming event they have that will help to support charities …
It was the end of last year when Jude Collins thought of the idea to open a shop that would sell new and pre-loved clothes, gifts and accessories to help support the mental health charity, Andys Man Club. Jude says: “There are a number of charity shops working with some fantastic organisations but I was aware that there was no equivalent in our area helping to highlight men’s mental health issues.”
Jude knew that the premises where they operate – 59 Crossgate – were available and, in the new year, signed-up to take on the shop. A few weeks of hard work to “clean and scrub” as well as to share the message with friends and family led to Revills opening in March.
Jude’s partner in the shop is Gaye Blair. A retired specialist nurse and a trustee for TCCL (Tayside and North East Fife Children with Cancer and Leukaemia), Gaye has supported several local charities since she retired through volunteering. She sees helping to launch Revills as one of her greatest achievements and told us that she’s “married to the long suffering Bill” and is a “Mum to three and Gran to 4“. Gaye describes Revills as “niche” saying: “We have wonderful, friendly staff – all volunteers – and we offer an eclectic mix of good quality clothing in all sizes together with some fantastic jewellery and gifts.”
A few months in and the shop is fully stocked, trading well and helping to support others.
On that front, they have an upcoming event and are keen to let all know …
Fashion & Fizz
On Thursday 11th August, Revills presents a night of fashion and fizz at Number 10 in Cupar. Their publicity for the event says: “Look forward to seeing stunning pre-loved clothing showcased by models … all of which will be available to purchase on the night.” Tickets at £10 each can be bought from Revills on Crossgate. All proceeds go to the two charities that Revills supports – TCCL and Andys Man Club
Finally, we ask all featuring on our Blog what they’d recommend to someone visiting Cupar for the first time, or for the first time in a long time? Gaye tells us: “Coffee towers and fudge doughnuts at Fisher Donaldsons … as well as the Cupar Museum & Heritage Centre at the station.” First class ideas!
Follow them on Facebook, call them on 07588 734231 or – better still – pop in to see them at 59 Crossgate.