£5,000 boost in store for charities

Hunstanton charity shop
Hunstanton charity shop

Each year the Hunstanton Charity Shop shares its profits between three charities, and its volunteers decide who to support.

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station, the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre and EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) have been selected for the forthcoming year.

Spokesperson Angie Green said: “We have 15 fantastic volunteers who keep the shop open seven days a week, no one is paid and all the money we raise goes to our selected good causes.

“We are looking forward to another successful year and we would really like to recruit more volunteers to join our team; even a couple of hours a week makes a huge difference to what we can hope to achieve.

“Things are going well at the moment and we are aiming to give £5,000 to each of the good causes we’ve chosen to support.”

Chairman of the Hunstanton RNLI, Terry Morris, said: “We are honoured and delighted to have been chosen for the third year in succession and funds will again go towards training our volunteer crew.”

For the RSPCA Sue Levings said: “We have 17 aviaries that desperately need upgrading, they are already 20 years old and we shall be using the money for this.”

Norfolk Fundraiser for EACH, Lucy Wrigham, said funds would go towards a fourth hospice, to be built in Norwich.

Charity shop volunteers are pictured with representatives from Hunstanton RNLI, EACH and RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre.