Spending spree in bid to save Yankee Candle

Adam Terry, third left, leads the spending spree rally at Yankee Candel D15031134a

Adam Terry, third left, leads the spending spree rally at Yankee Candel D15031134a

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CAMPAIGNERS have descended on a Worthing shop for a lunchtime spending spree.

Members of Save Yankee Candle Worthing took to the Guildbourne Centre store at midday today in a bid to prove its popularity.

WH 170115 Rally in support of Yankee Candle, Guildbourne Centre, Worthing. Organiser Adam Terry. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150117-123658001

WH 170115 Rally in support of Yankee Candle, Guildbourne Centre, Worthing. Organiser Adam Terry. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150117-123658001

They want the shop, which is due to close on February 1, to be kept open.

Adam Terry from Lancing, who started the Facebook page, said: “It is the only specific and unique shop, dedicated to one thing, that Worthing has. There is nothing like it nearby, the closest is Ashford. We even have people come here from London.

“Sure, there are smaller ranges in other shops but this is a unique experience and the staff give a really good service, helping to source unusual ones.”

He and his wife, Claire, are big fans of Yankee Candle.

Adam explained: “We have been together for 4½ years and were married in November. The first time she came over to my flat, she suggested Yankee Candles and since then we have really got into them.”

On the first night alone, the Facebook page had more than 500 likes and now has more than 2,650.

There will be a second ‘spending spree’ campaign tomorrow at 1pm, with about 30 people already committed.