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Charity facing closure after issuing urgent plea for room in King's Lynn

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A charity may be forced to close as they are desperately seek new premises following a notice given to vacate their current storage facility.

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) West Norfolk branch has released an urgent plea for their much needed work in the community.

In the last week, the charity gave out over 30 parcels of baby and children’s clothes to parents in need.

Alex the NCT coordinator (47842538)
Alex the NCT coordinator (47842538)

The NCT has had use of the food bank room at the Seascout hut in Lynn for the past six years, which they are “grateful” for.

However, due to an apparent increase in the need for the services of the food bank services, the charity is looking for a new room or unit.

The NCT West Norfolk helps every new parent and is run by a staff of volunteers. It was also one of the nominees for Lynn News Charity of the Year.

The branch has been active for over ten years and for the past six they have been running a clothing bank that has operated from the food bank premises.

The clothing bank has served local families who are in need, providing bundles of clothes for those who may struggle to afford them.

Due to lockdown and job loss in the area, locals have been more in need of clothing and food bank charities.

The NCT volunteers also work with professionals and help children who have escaped domestic abuse or been taken into care as well as families who are dealing with financial hardship by providing them with pre-owned donations.

As well as clothing, the NCT provides nappies, toothbrushes, wet wipes along with other parenting essentials.

Rachel, a spokesperson for the trust said: “In the last six months alone we have provided 77 bundles for families in West Norfolk, this is compared to the 75 bundles we did for the entirety of the last year.

“There is definitely a need for us in this area and we want to be able to continue to provide a service for these families.

“We are extremely grateful to the food bank for allowing us to use their rooms for free. But due to circumstances beyond their control they now need use of the rooms.”

The NCT are currently searching for a room that is free to use, the size of a garage or larger, has electricity and is available a minimum of two days a week.

If you can help or know anyone that can please contact the NCT on coordinator.westnorfolk@nct.org.uk.

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