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New reserve volunteers needed for Sheringham RNLI shop

PUBLISHED: 12:53 07 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:53 07 August 2014

Library picture of (left to right) Sheringham RNLI charity shop manager Anne Little with Des Keen, Gill Fletcher, Mary Blyth. Photo: karen bethell

Library picture of (left to right) Sheringham RNLI charity shop manager Anne Little with Des Keen, Gill Fletcher, Mary Blyth. Photo: karen bethell

A north Norfolk RNLI branch is looking for new reserve volunteers to back up their current rota of helpers.

The Sheringham shop, in High Street, first opened in 1992 and currently relies on its 25 volunteers to cover the summer opening hours.

Now it needs to recruit more helpers to man the shop, which is open every day apart from Christmas Day.

Over the years the shop has evolved from selling items out of suitcases to a small cabin on the town’s Robin Hood pub carpark, and finally to the premises on the High Street.

Shop manager, Anne Little, expalined that the numbers currently helping leaves no reserves should people be unable to work due to illness, holidays or unforeseen commitments and added it would be “useful” to have some spares to call on in emergencies or to share duties.

Volunteers are usually paired to work in the shop and undergo training.

The shop is open from 9.30am to 1pm and 1.15pm to 5pm in the summer and 10am to 4.30pm in the winter. There is also a shop outlet located in Sheringham boathouse.

• Anyone who is interested in volunteering can ring 01263 821601, email anne.little@hotmail.co.uk or pop into the High Street shop.


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