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Big C charity shop set to open in Attleborough’s former Post Office

PUBLISHED: 17:14 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:11 22 May 2017

The former Attleborough Post Office will house a Big C charity shop  Picture: Sonya Duncan

The former Attleborough Post Office will house a Big C charity shop Picture: Sonya Duncan

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The former Post Office branch in Attleborough is to be turned into a charity shop.

Cancer charity Big C is planning to open its first new shop in three years at the building in the town’s High Street.

Clive Evans, Big C’s director of income generation and communications, said care was being taken to retain features reflecting the building’s former use.

Mr Evans said the new shop would open at the end of May.

READ MORE: New Post Office to open in One Stop branch in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich

He said: “Our shops provide an integral part of our charitable income.

“We rely on the generous time and energy our volunteers give to Big C.

“It’s a great way to meet new people and spend some free time and for some it’s also a good way to gain experience of the retail sector.

“On average 20 people are given a cancer diagnosis every day in Norfolk and Waveney and the need for our services are increasing daily.

“Your unwanted gifts, outgrown clothes and any other items would go a long way to support people affected by cancer in our community.”

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The town centre Post Office closed down in November last year, and a replacement branch opened up in a One Stop convenience store across the road soon afterwards.

At the time the Post Office was criticised over the move due to a lack of transparency and insufficient public consultation.

Big C has called for donations of stock with which to fill its new shop fittings before the store opens its doors.

The charity has requested items including good-quality clothing, shoes and accessories, household objects, decorative accessories, books, CDs and bric-a-brac to be donated at drop-off days at the shop on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 from 10am and 4pm.

Volunteers are also needed to support shop managers in running the store. Duties include sorting stock and helping on the tills.

Big C has 10 other charity shops in towns and communities across Norfolk and Waveney, including a distribution centre, furniture emporium and craft supplies shop at Wymondham.

There is also a Bridal Boutique in Timberhill, Norwich.

To find out more visit www.big-c.co.uk or call 01603 619900

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