Charity shop gets ready to celebrate a blooming marvellous five years

Star Throwers charity shop, in Wymondham, celebrating it's 5th anniversary and Wymondham in Bloom aw

Star Throwers charity shop, in Wymondham, celebrating it's 5th anniversary and Wymondham in Bloom awards. Shop manager Helen Cozens, left, with volunteer Val Parish. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

A cancer charity shop is getting ready to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

Star Throwers charity shop, in Wymondham, celebrating it's 5th anniversary and Wymondham in Bloom aw

Star Throwers charity shop, in Wymondham, celebrating it's 5th anniversary and Wymondham in Bloom awards. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

It comes as Wymondham's Star Throwers shop in Middleton Street has scooped two awards in a Wymondham In Bloom competition, winning a 'Most Creative Display' category and finishing second overall.

Helen Cozens, shop manager, said: 'The shop couldn't exist without the support of the Wymondham community. We owe a big thanks to all of our volunteers, our lovely customers and the generous people who kindly donate their items.

'As a thank you to everyone for their support, every customer will receive 20pc off clothing for the week from August 14 to August 19.'

The charity shop first opened to customers on August 14, 2012 after the charity's then patron, Les King, offered the premises to raise its profile and funds in the town centre.


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Since then, the shop has blossomed and now provides a regular source of income to fund the charity's advice and support services.

The anniversary will be celebrated at a garden party on Saturday, August 5 from 11am to 4pm at the Star Throwers centre in Melton Road, which will feature live music, Zumba, massage and reiki, homemade cakes, raffle, tombola and stalls.

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Ms Cozens said the Star Throwers team was thrilled with its success in the floral competition. She said: 'It was really fun to be involved this year.

'It was a joint effort from myself, Angela Simpson, and the volunteers.

'We really enjoyed hearing the feedback from customers walking by and hope it contributed to brightening up the town. Thank you for all the people who voted for us.'

The charity shop is grateful for more donations of items to sell and volunteers to help, and can be reached on 01953 798426.

To find out more about Star Throwers, visit www.starthrowers.org.uk or call 01953 423304.

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