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


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.”

READ MORE: ‘Don’t rip out town’s heart out’ - Forces rally in fight against post office closure in Diss

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 or call 01603 619900


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other news

Yesterday, 18:06

Drive around Norwich and you will see signs of varying colours in gardens and windows.

Yesterday, 17:39

Sun lovers hoping for a scorching bank holiday may be disappointed as forecasters predict temperatures will start to drop.

Yesterday, 15:15

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

Yesterday, 11:35

It takes thighs of steel and a iron determination to complete the Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon), a gruelling 85-mile cycle covering seven mountain passes.

Most Read

Mon, 14:20

Former pupils of a Watton high school are being urged to join a new alumni group to help current students achieve their career aspirations.

Read more
Monday, May 15, 2017

Two Watton-based businesses have been named among the most “inspiring” British companies.

Read more
United Kingdom
Monday, March 27, 2017

A mother from Watton appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about how she secretly gave her son cannabis to save his life.

Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Members of the public are being invited to bring items to sell at a charity car boot sale to raise money for specialist medical equipment.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 15°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter