Charity superstore in Wymondham trebles in size after spike in donations

The Big C opens a new furniture warehouse in Wymondham expanding their original premises in the town

The Big C opens a new furniture warehouse in Wymondham expanding their original premises in the town. Staff at the distribution centre. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Bargain hunters from around the county are flocking to a charity superstore in Wymondham in the hopes of picking up a priceless antique for pennies.

Bargain hunters from around the county are flocking to a charity superstore in Wymondham in the hopes of picking up a priceless antique for pennies.

A spike in donations and demand for furniture and antiques led to Norfolk-based Big C trebling the size of its Allenbrookes Way warehouse.

It previously occupied just one unit and was used as a hub for administration, but the warehouse now houses items of bric-a-brac, collectables, vintage clothing and a craft supplies shop.

Sharon Kinsella, head of retail at the store, said: 'We had started to feel the pinch points with word-of-mouth spreading about the bargains which could be found in our warehouse. People were coming from as far as Beccles and King's Lynn to browse and buy.


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'All of the furniture is donated by the wonderful people of Norfolk & Waveney, and helps Big C provide the local services, equipment and research to improve the lives of those affected by Cancer.'

The growth follows a trend of charity shop successes, which saw 9,000 stores boast record profits last year.

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The warehouse will open from 9.30am until 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

For more information or to donate good quality furniture contact Mrs Kinsella on 01953 603320.

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