Mind fundraising shop opens in Diss

The opening of the Diss Mind charity shop

The opening of the Diss Mind charity shop - Credit: Archant

A mental health charity has celebrated the opening of its first Norfolk shop.

Yesterday saw Mind open the doors of its fundraising store in Diss town centre.

As soon as the doors opened there was a steady stream of customers in the Mere Street store perusing the variety of items for sale, from books to DVDs and clothes.

The store has two volunteers, Larry and Sarah Connolly, from Pulham St Mary who decided to help out at the shop as Mind had supported them after the death of their son.

Mrs Connolly, 40, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to open the store.

She said: 'It is great to give something back to the charity.'

Also at the opening was Andrew Vale, managing director of Mind.

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He said: 'We are very excited to expand the network of Mind shops.

'Historically Mind shops have quickly settled into the hub of a community and thrived with the fantastic support of local residents.

'We urge the people of Diss to get behind this great new store. There are very easy ways that everybody can get involved such as donating goods and shopping, which in turn help us to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.'

The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Anyone who wants to volunteer to help is asked to visit the store.

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