Cromer shopkeeper clears stockroom to send donations to Philippines in wake of Typhoon Haiyan
- Credit: Archant
A Cromer shopkeeper is clearing out his stockroom to help people in the Philippines after the country was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
Graham Bennett, who owns clothes shop Identity, decided to box up his unsold spring and summer stock to help the millions of people struggling in the wake of the huge storm.
Mr Bennett, who runs his store from within Cromer's indoor shopping centre, said he was moved to help after seeing the images of devastation on TV, and reading about the typhoon appeal in the EDP.
Through our paper he was put in touch with a group of charitable Filipinos in King's Lynn who are rallying round to collect emergency supplies, that will then be shipped to the disaster-struck country.
Mr Bennett said he had boxed up around £750 worth of clothes after clearing his stockroom and warehouse.
You may also want to watch:
'There's always end of lines at the end of a season, which are all stored away. We thought we could send that off and put that to good use for those in desperate need,' he added.
'It's mostly spring and summer stuff, there's some sweat shirts as well. I'm just grabbing anything that could help.'
- 1 'I can't carry it' - Shock as plant starts growing eight inches a day
- 2 Man in 20s drowned in Bawsey Country Park lake
- 3 Amazing photos show storms over Norfolk – and there are more to come
- 4 Bungling car thieves dump £92,000 Range Rover
- 5 Elderly man took his clothes off at Norwich park
- 6 Man, 20, who drowned at Bawsey Pits is named
- 7 Aldi planning four new stores in Norfolk
- 8 School shut after ceiling tile falls on to class of children
- 9 See inside the 'tiny mobile homes' built from scratch for £95,000
- 10 Norwich bar gets back licence after tearful appeal by owner
Mr Bennett's donations are set to be shipped out to the Philippines on Saturday.
? The Red Cross is running a 'shop drop' appeal to support its work in the Philippines. Clothing, accessories, household items and furniture can be donated to its charity shops, with the proceeds going to help those affected by the crisis.
To support shop drop, ask that your donated items go towards the charity's Typhoon Haiyan appeal when handing them in. For more details visit www.redcross.org.uk/shopdrop