|Daily profit of our Burleigh Street shop|
To get a feel for how we're doing I worked out the average daily profit for the Burleigh Street Shop over the past three months. August was pretty depressing, but this is probably only to be expected because it's the last month of real summer. Most people have got all the summer clothes they want until next year, but it's too early for them to feel like buying for the colder months.
Profit for the a month is now hovering round the £1,000 mark — enough to cover half of our usual bill for boarding animals until they can be rehomed or half the monthly cost of running our clinic. If we can get it up to £2,000 we can feel secure that the clinic is on a safe financial footing and hope that the future Newmarket shop will fund our animal boarding. Ultimately that should free the money raised by the bookshop to be used to pay for emergency help at private vets.