Pop in for some bargains and a mince pie at EACH’s late-night shopping event in Diss

Christmas shoppers have the chance to snap up some bargains during a late-night opening event in Diss.

The town’s East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) shop, in Chapel Street, will be getting in the festive spirit by handing out mince pies and staying open until 6pm.

It is part of Diss’ big Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday (27th November), which will also feature stalls, face painting, a fun fair at Mere’s Mouth, live music, a visit from Santa and a chance to meet the panto cast from Snow White.

Neil Baker, EACH Shop Manager, said: “This traditional event is much-loved in the town and we’ll be celebrating and enjoying the festivities in our shop.

“We’ll be staying open for an extra hour, handing out mince pies and looking forward to seeing and serving lots of customers.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to snap up bargains and get organised with their Christmas shopping.”

Neil is also keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in volunteering at the shop.

“That would be amazing because we’re always on the lookout for anyone who might be able to pitch in and give us some of their valuable time,” he said.

“There’s such a range of opportunities, from till-work and clothes-sorting to helping organise bric-a-brac, books and eBay sales.

“There are lots of things to have a go at and we’re very flexible.”

In addition to being on hand for a chat this weekend, Neil will be manning a volunteer recruitment stall at the market in Diss on Friday, 3rd December.

“Any time people can spare would be massively appreciated and I’d certainly encourage them to give the gift of time this Christmas,” he added.

“Even having an extra pair of hands a couple of hours a week would be so helpful, to help stay on top of donations and keep the shop looking great.

“They’d be joining a fantastic team. As well as working hard for an amazing charity, we also have fun and share a laugh.

“It’s a great atmosphere and a very enjoyable environment.”

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, pop into the shop at 32/33 Chapel Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AN, call Neil on 01379 651939 or email neil.baker@each.org.uk

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Notes to Editors

“Without EACH I really don’t believe we would have made it this far together as a family. They make a really hard time just that little easier to deal with.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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