Hunstanton Charity Shop raises £12,000 for good causes

Hunstanton Cheques
Hunstanton Cheques

Hunstanton Charity Shop celebrated its first full year as an independent

organisation by giving three local charities £4,000 each at a presentation evening held at Hunstanton Community Centre on Friday .

The charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Help for Heroes and the RNLI attended to collect their cheques.

Shop chairman David Wrigglesworth praised the team of 14 volunteers who work in the shop that is open six-and-a-half days a week.

He said: “Following our re-vamp in the shop, our sales are up and without our volunteers we couldn’t be so successful. No one in the organisation is paid and the volunteers choose the charities we support. I am pleased to announce that we have voted to continue supporting Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Help for Heroes and the RNLI in the coming year.”

Representing the RNLI Terry Morris thanked the shop and said: “Donations like this make a huge difference to the service the lifeboat can provide. I am so very pleased that you have chosen to support us again next year.”

Nikki Scott, the founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, echoed his thoughts and Victoria Bradley from Help for Heroes told the gathering about her husband’s post-Afghanistan experience of illness and just how much the work of Help for Heroes helps servicepeople.

Pictured are, front, from left, Terry Morris, Victoria Bradley, David Wrigglesworth, Nikki Scott and shop manager Angela Green.