Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00

Claude the Crab snips the ribbon at opening of new Cromer charity shop

Written by  Michael Jarvis
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Claude the Crab snips the ribbon at opening of new Cromer charity shop

A new East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) shop in Cromer was declared officially open this morning.

Cromer Pier’s Claude the Crab was the star guest, putting his pincers to good use and helping snip the ribbon. Customers then streamed through the doors, spending £1,019 in the first hour.

Laura Mackay, EACH Shop Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new shop here in Cromer and really look forward to becoming part of the community. A huge thank you to Claude for his part in what was a very fun morning. Thanks to everyone else who came out, too. We really hope people in and around Cromer will continue supporting us. Please do get in touch if you have items to donate or a few spare hours to volunteer.”

The interior of the former Barclays, at the corner of Tucker Street and Jetty Street, has undergone quite a transformation, with the bank having generously funded large parts of the work as part of its departure. Among other changes, the customer interview rooms have been turned into a menswear department and the bank manager’s office into a dedicated children’s room.

One customer, Charlotte Lennox, said: “I go in a lot of charity shops and I’ve never seen one quite like this. It’s fantastic!”

The shop will trade seven days a week, offering the same range of high-quality goods customers of EACH’s 14 other Norfolk shops are used to.

In the past financial year, the charity’s shops generated an impressive profit of over £1.1 million, putting them firmly in the top 15 for profitability in a national survey of 71 charities. EACH opened nine new outlets in 2018 and this latest one in Cromer is its third of 2019, and 38th overall.

EACH currently offers care to 127 children and young people in Norfolk, as well as support to 168 family members, and the same service to hundreds more across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and North Essex. It needs to raise £16,800 a day to run the service.

EACH welcomes donations of the following clean and good-quality goods: clothing, bric-a-brac, modern paperbacks, toys, jewellery, DVDs/CDs, household linens, retro and vintage clothes, and small electrical items. These can be dropped off at the new shop now.

EACH also needs donations of good-quality furniture and can collect it free of charge if you are unable to transport it yourself. Call 01842 821620 for more information.

To put into context the difference just a small donation to a shop can make to the vital work EACH does, here are some examples of what your donation could pay for:

-         A top, skirt or pair of trousers worth £5 could pay for art supplies for a session of art therapy

-         A tea set worth £11 could fund an hour of specialist play tailored to a child’s individual needs

-         A nice wedding hat or jacket worth £19 could pay for an hour of vital physiotherapy

-         An item of good-quality furniture or prom dress worth £24 could fund an hour with a psychologist to help guide and support families going through, likely, the toughest period of their lives

Anyone interested in more information on volunteering at the new shop should email Laura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call her on 01263 801998 or just drop by for a chat.

IMG_51552.JPG

Last modified on Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:48

Visit the following businesses

cache/resized/75e3d9f0ccfbdf9272ec40946dfb21c2.jpg
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Delightful natural woodland and water garden with a private Broad.  The Sensory Garden is the first thing you’ll see as you walk into Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. It has been designed with our visually and mobility impaired customers ...
Explore
cache/resized/27c0fc70e38855d17631ba98ddf8eae2.jpg
Linda H. Matthews, Artist & Tutor
If you want to create your own memory of your visit to Norfolk you can take part in one of Linda's painting workshops, offered all year round either at her studio, abroad or your own venue. Having worked as a full time artist and tutor for over 15 ...
Explore
cache/resized/cdc0ba06e014a882c888e5cc46a8d728.jpg
Lisa Redford - Vocal Coach and Guitar Teacher
Warm, encouraging and supportive, I’m a professional vocal coach and guitar teacher. With years of recording, touring and performing experience, I love sharing my skills and passion for music, offering singing and guitar lessons in Norwich, Norfolk, ...
Explore
cache/resized/58afc8df918952ef2e654c38908408bd.jpg
Tim Mason Guitar Tuition
Located in the North Norfolk village of Roughton, I offer bespoke Guitar Tuition to players of all ages and abilities, whether you're an absolute beginner, an intermediate player who just lacks direction, or an advanced guitarist looking to improve ...
Explore
cache/resized/00ef94efafb63f4a4865864cec4b1f0c.jpg
The Norfolk Workshop
BESPOKE KITCHENS, BEDS & FURNITURE Handmade in Norfolk Designed and created just for you Full Design, Fabrcation and Installation Service Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Call us for a FREE Consultation - (01263) 510315
Explore
cache/resized/aed18959f27ef378b4eed7628e92e269.jpg
FlexiMed Training Ltd (Gt Yarmouth)
We offer a range of First Aid training and healthcare courses at your workplace/venue as well as at one of our open courses, throughout Norfolk and our training room in Great Yarmouth. We believe that First Aid training should be ...
Explore
benefits banner

Related items

  • How your winter clear-out can make a difference to Norfolk families

    A charity is pledging to continue caring for all the clothes people throw away as part of their winter clear-out, so it can continue caring for the region’s most vulnerable children and their families.

    East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is running its Bag It, Bring It, Boost It donation drive to help ensure high levels of stock heading into a year when the charity hopes for £5 million income from its shops. EACH currently needs around 7,500 bags of donations a week to keep its retail operation running.

    A company from Norwich has already pledged its support of the campaign and filled 25 giant sacks. Staff of SG Wealth Management have contributed clothes, books, DVDs, toys, bric-a-brac and more.

  • EACH to benefit from CT Baker Group’s celebratory fundraising pledge

    A North Norfolk family business that comprises supermarkets, builders’ merchants and an exceptional department store is set to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

    CT Baker Group was established in 1770 and members of the Baker family have been working in and leading the company ever since. To mark its major milestone, the company is planning a bumper year of fundraising and hopes to raise £25,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

    Staff have organised activities to take place throughout the anniversary year and a special commemorative range of gifts will be available for customers to purchase in-store and online. A percentage of all sales will be donated to EACH.

  • Dereham Florist wows at Royal Nook Opening

    Rebecca Larner, 22, of florist The Botany House in Dereham has wowed guests, families and Royalty with her floral displays at the recent opening of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) new hospice, The Nook at Framingham Earl in Norfolk.

    Monitored and helped through the Prince’s Trust, Rebecca is already a force to be reckoned with in the world of floristry. This was recognised through the beautiful posy and flowers created for and given to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of EACH at the opening of The Nook on Friday 15 November. The stunning floral arrangements were provided to the charity free of charge and included a combination of flowers which at their centre had the meaning of remembrance and healing for those children and their families enduring the challenges of a life-threatening illness.

    Rebecca’s passion for sustainability ties in nicely with the focus of her long-term hero Shane Connolly who did the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal wedding flowers and like Shane she thinks carefully about the flowers and their meaning before incorporating them into an arrangement.

  • Fin-tastic! EACH opens 40th shop in Sheringham

    There were great shell-abrations in Sheringham this morning as East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) declared its 40th shop of-fish-ially open.

    Mermaid Merchelle and Pirate Pete from Elite Productions’ A Mermazing Pirate Adventure, the show on at Sheringham Little Theatre this afternoon, cut the ribbon at the Station Road outlet. Customers then made waves as they flooded through the doors, spending £555 in the first hour.

    Naomi Munro, Shop Manager, said: “It was just mermazing scenes here for the ribbon-cutting and I think we’ve done a great job of really sea-zing the day. We couldn’t have fished for much more, that’s for shore.

    “The initial support from customers has been s’whale and we hope it won’t drift away going forward. The porpoise of this shop is to help bring in money for the care of children and young people with life-threatening conditions across the region, and support of their families.”

  • Party vibes in Poringland as charity shop celebrates first birthday

    There were balloons, banners and bunting aplenty at a charity shop in Poringland as staff and volunteers celebrate its first birthday.

    As well as being able to browse for a bargain, customers of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) are being treated to cakes. A guess the name of a giant teddy bear competition is running and any children dropping by can pick up a free book.

    The shop is on the doorstep of the nook, EACH’s new hospice that has been under construction since November 2017

Newsletter

© All Things Norfolk 2008 - 2020
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RT @Shezzachoral: NGS Open Garden in support of Local Choir - All Things Norfolk https://t.co/Mm0yrTkEZG