Downham Market firm helps charity shop

A.T Johnson Store Downham Market,  donate large number of toys to EACH at the charity shop in High Street, Downham Market. 
LtoR, with some of the toys and games are, June Ingram (EACH Volunteer), Gemma Merritt (EACH Shop Manager DM), Chelsea Ryan (A.T.Jonhson Store), Coral Manley (EACH Volunteer) ANL-160729-152928009

A.T Johnson Store Downham Market, donate large number of toys to EACH at the charity shop in High Street, Downham Market. LtoR, with some of the toys and games are, June Ingram (EACH Volunteer), Gemma Merritt (EACH Shop Manager DM), Chelsea Ryan (A.T.Jonhson Store), Coral Manley (EACH Volunteer) ANL-160729-152928009

A business in Downham has donated a wealth of toys to a local children’s charity.

AT Johnson presented the contributions to staff at East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH)’s charity shop in Downham on Friday, July 29.

Jane Shore, who works at the hardware store, said that they started selling toys in the shop over a year ago and had some surplus stock, so decided to give them to charity, rather than try to sell them.

She added: “EACH is a local charity and is a cause close to our hearts.”

Jane said that the store had two or three boxes full of toys to give to the charity to sell on, to use in a raffle, or to use in the charity’s hospice waiting rooms for children who are patients there.

Mark Brown, shop manager of EACH in Downham, said that the “generous donation” of toys were now on display in the shop and were selling well.

EACH aims to support families, children and young people living with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk “from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement”.

The charity does this through a variety of services which are delievered in family homes, hospitals, in the community, or at one of their three hospices.

In June, the Duchess of Cambridge, a patron of EACH, attended a charity gala dinner at Houghton Hall, which raised around £400,000.