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By DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP, Reporter
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Following its success in North Walsham a new charity shop has opened in Cromer selling new and second-hand furniture to help orphans in east Africa.
Situated in the former Bennetts Electrical shop on Church Street, this is the third Kitale shop opened by North Walsham-based builder Rob Scammell.
The shop supports the Kitale School Uganda charity, a registered charity that feeds, educates and provides healthcare to more than 320 village orphans in Uganda.
The charity helped to build a three-classroom primary school for 290 orphans in 2006 and it has since doubled in size.
Fay Parker will be managing the new shop, which is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm, and there are plans to open it from 9am in the near future.
Miss Parker said she had been thrilled with the response since the shop opened yesterday (Monday).
“A shop like this is a big circle which helps everyone,” she said.
“Everyone can benefit - not just the charity - and some people’s rubbish is someone’s gold.”
This is the largest store of the three and it will concentrate on donated and used furniture and ex-catalogue stock. There is also a delivery and pick-up service.
The shop has remained empty since electrical retailer Bennetts closed the shop March last year.
● For more information or to donate any unwanted saleable furniture then please call Miss Parker on 07554 303919. The charity is also appealing for volunteers to help support Miss Parker.