From Joan Hall, Gurnard:

What good news that Bonmarche is here to stay.

The best news in the whole of dismal January.

Congratulations to all staff past and present. It’s been a very traumatic few months as we have held our breath.

Since opening day on August 8, 2014, we have we have so enjoyed shopping in Bonmarche, from the days we had to travel to Gosport to the grand opening here in Newport.

Thank you to all the ladies, mostly WI, who joined me in badgering Bonmarche to come to the Island.

Thank you to the landlord and owner, Philip Day for negotiating rent etc and allowing us to indulge in some more retail therapy, and very exceptional affordable fashion.

We are all looking forward to flooding the shop with customers.