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Norfolk residents raise £202,000 for the British Red Cross

PUBLISHED: 13:04 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:39 18 June 2018

Volunteers priciing goods at British Red Cross shop, Portobello Road, London. Picture: John Eccles

Volunteers priciing goods at British Red Cross shop, Portobello Road, London. Picture: John Eccles

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The British Red Cross has thanked the people of Norfolk for their generosity over the past year, whose donations helped raise more than £202,000 for the charity.

Volunteer serving cutomers at British Red Cross shop, Fulham, London. Picture: John EcclesVolunteer serving cutomers at British Red Cross shop, Fulham, London. Picture: John Eccles

The British Red Cross is calling on people to help raise even more this year by donating their unwanted items to their local shop.

This comes after the charity experienced one of its most demanding years for humanitarian support in the UK since World War Two.

The charity found that people in Norfolk primarily bought home decoration, with £41,884 worth bought in the past year, and furniture and ladies tops following closely behind.

Paul Thompson, Director of Retail at British Red Cross, said: “We would like to thank the people of Norfolk for their continued support and generous donations to our shops over the past year.”

A Red Cross shop. Picture: Justin Grainge
Photos@graingephoA Red Cross shop. Picture: Justin Grainge Photos@graingepho

To find out more about British Red Cross shops and how to donate to them visit redcross.org.uk/shops

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