Party vibes in Sudbury as charity shop celebrates fifth birthday

Party vibes in Sudbury as charity shop celebrates fifth birthday

There were balloons, banners and bunting abound at a charity shop in Sudbury on Wednesday as staff and volunteers celebrated its fifth birthday.

As well as being able to browse for a bargain, customers of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) were treated to a tombola, lucky dip, sweets and that party feeling.

Michelle Chambers, Deputy Shop Manager, said: “We feel very much at home and part of the community here in Sudbury now, and that was reflected in all the positive comments from customers yesterday. Of course, we couldn’t keep this ship sailing without people’s generosity, both in terms of donations and volunteering. We look forward to, hopefully, another happy five years!”

The shop, in North Street, is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. It is always in need of donations of the following clean and good-quality items to sell: clothing, bric-a-brac, modern paperbacks, toys, jewellery, DVDs/CDs, household linens, retro and vintage clothes, and small electrical items.

EACH also needs donations of good-quality furniture and can collect it free of charge if you are unable to transport it yourself. You can contact the charity’s Retail Distribution Centre on 01842 821620 for more information.

Anyone interested in more information on volunteering at the Sudbury shop can drop by for a chat or call on 01787 379132.