Wymondham shop team are feeling festive and walking in a ‘wynter’ wonderland  

Staff and volunteers from a children’s charity shop will be walking in a ‘wynter’ wonderland  this weekend.

Wymondham’s Wynterfest Christmas festival is taking place on Sunday (5th December) and among those feeling festive are the team from the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices shop, in Market Place.

The popular shop will be open from 10am until 4pm – possibly longer, depending on footfall – and customers will be able to enter a raffle and tombola, as well as enjoying a mince pie. One of the top prizes is a stunning Christmas hamper.

“The Dickensian nights that used to take place in Wymondham were always a great success and our shop used to be jam-packed,” said EACH Shop Manager Becky Cooke.

“This is a new idea but hopefully it’ll be just as popular. Hopefully people show their community spirit and turn out to support businesses and shops like ours.

“It should be a very positive day and we’ll be doing our best to play our part and make it a special day for Wymondham.”

Wynterfest will feature outdoor stalls, food and drink outlets and an indoor market, while Father Christmas is set to make a special visit to the Norfolk town.

Meanwhile, Becky would also be keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in volunteering at the shop, which is open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday and, until New Year’s Day, 10am until 4pm on Sundays.

“We’re always on the lookout for more helpers,” added Becky.

“Our shop is a big one on two floors, so we can never have too many pairs of hands.

“There are a variety of roles, including helping out in our dedicated book and toy rooms.

“Anyone willing to help out can give me a call, send me an email or, better still, pop in for a mince pie and a chat on Sunday.”

Becky can be contacted by ringing the shop on 01953 607467 or by emailing becky.cooke@each.org.uk


Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • 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 or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

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

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