A popular charity shop is planning celebrations to mark its tenth birthday. The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) store in Hadleigh is hosting the special anniversary event on Saturday (7th October).
Staff and volunteers plan to celebrate with the community by enjoying cake together, in addition to organising a tombola and raffle. The shop will be decorated with balloons and there will be live music, with performances from both a volunteer and customer.
The High Street shop has gone from strength to strength since opening in October 2013. At the time it became EACH’s 15th shop – now the organisation has 47 across Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
“We’re very proud of our shop, which has become a popular and established part of the community,” said Mike Farrell, who has been manager since August 2020.
“We’re very thankful to everyone who’s played some part – not least our loyal volunteers and customers. It’s a great team and we’re keen to mark our tenth birthday in style. Everyone is welcome to come along and join us and it should be fun.”
The team would love to hear from anyone willing to give up some time – even if just a couple of hours a week – and lend a hand in the shop. They are particularly keen to find someone to operate the till on a Saturday.
“We’re always looking to grow our fantastic team,” added Mike.
“We can never have enough extra help and every pair of hands makes a huge difference. Even if it’s just a day, morning or afternoon a week, it would certainly help and there are various roles, to suit people’s strengths and interests.
“We’d particularly love to hear from anyone keen to serve customers on Saturdays. That’s a role we urgently need to fill. It’s a hugely busy day and we’d love to hear from young people, especially, who might like to gain experience working in a retail environment.”
Anyone interested in volunteer can email Michael via Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01473 828436. For more information about volunteering, head to www.each.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering or email email@example.com
The EACH shop had a major refit last March. It was given a much-needed revamp and top of the agenda was making the premises more environmentally friendly, reducing its carbon footprint.