Norwich

Community mission

Full Steam Ahead

3 runners ran to help the EACH charity shop in Norwich.

  • Elizabeth Halford
  • Andrew Ralph
  • SamNeedham
 
Saturday, 8th of May 2021
 
Led by Steven Hitcham

On a VERY wet Saturday morning Elizabeth, Sam and Andy arrived at EACH charity shop to help them sort out donations. Paul greeted us and told us what needed doing. Andy started on the steaming of clothes ready to hang in the shop, after a quick demo from Paul, he was away, Sam and Elizabeth were labelling items using the wonderful label gun! Rachel who works at the shop kept us informed of procedures , hopefully we didn’t put anything in the wrong place . Since opening after Lockdown 3 they’ve been inundated with donations, which is good on the one hand but VERY overwhelming on the other. In deed, in the 2 hours we were there, the back door was forever being opened and donations piled in. Paul eventually had to go and shut the gates.
Over the last year EACH has had to adapt to Covid-19 changes especially effecting their shops, some of their volunteers have had to step down, across their shops they are desperate for more Volunteers. If you are able to give anytime however small , to work in their shops behind the scenes, sorting, cleaning, shelf loading they’d be most grateful. Email Paul at paul. shorten@each.org.uk They want us back again soon on a Saturday.

Report written by Elizabeth Halford


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