St Nicholas Hospice Care ends six year search by opening new Thetford shop

St Nicholas Hospice Care open new shop in Thetford.

St Nicholas Hospice Care open new shop in Thetford. - Credit: Archant

A charity's six year hunt for a new shop in Thetford has finally come to an end after the ribbon was snipped on a premises.

Mike Wabe, Thetford's Town Crier, at the opening of the new St Nicholas Hospice Care shop in the tow

Mike Wabe, Thetford's Town Crier, at the opening of the new St Nicholas Hospice Care shop in the town - Credit: Archant

The town's mayor, Sylvia Armes, was on hand on Monday to declare the new St Nicholas Hospice Care shop on Riverside Walk open.

Town crier, Mike Wabe, also helped to open the store with a specially written proclamation.

Susanne Dickson, hospice retail field support officer, said the opening was a 'dream come true', after the shop moved from its previous home in Bridge Street.

'We have been looking for new premises in Thetford for the last six years. We've been looking for something bigger than our existing shop, which is very small, and we also want to raise our profile in the town - many people did not know the Hospice had a shop in Thetford.


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'Our new premises in Riverside Walk are a lot bigger and more prominent – it is the main place for charity shops in the town. We hope the shop will generate more funds for the Hospice,' she said.

Pre-loved donated clothes, bric a brac and household items will be available at the shop, with good quality donations welcome during opening hours.

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The shop will open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, call 01284 715573 or go to www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk for more information.

According to the charity, the Bridge Street shop closed on 26 July and will remain shut for a few weeks, before re-opening as a store selling donated CDs, DVDs and vinyl records.

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