New charity shop opens in Cromer

Our new charity shop in Cromer was declared open yesterday morning.

Lady Bacon cut the official ribbon, supported by town Mayor Richard Leeds, in front of invited guests and members of the public, enabling them to be the first to visit the shop.

Mark Nicholas, CEO of the Priscilla Bacon Hospice fundraising appeal, said “We are thrilled to be opening our latest shop in Cromer, which is our seventh location in Norfolk. Cromer is a vibrant community and we are keen to bring our fundraising appeal to this part of North Norfolk. Our shops play a vital role in our campaign and charity shops promote reuse and recycling as well as reducing waste entering landfill.”

Having launched our fundraising appeal in 2019, we have now raised over £5 million of the £12.5 million total to build a new 24-bed hospice adjacent to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney. This will replace the 40-year-old Priscilla Bacon Lodge, which has been outgrown by Norfolk’s expanding and ageing population.

Ever-increasing demand, for inpatient beds as well as day and respite care, means that greater capacity is desperately needed. The new hospice will offer the most modern facilities, plus a wider range of community day care and outpatient services, providing those who need care a greater breadth of choice.

Bryan Saunders, Head of Retail, said “Our new shop on Tucker Street has been transformed so that it maintains our high brand standards. We are open every day of the week and are keen to receive donations of good-quality clothes including retro and vintage, bric-a-brac, toys, paperbacks and DVDs/CDs. We are also very happy to hear from new volunteers who would like to spend a few hours helping us in the shop, so please do get in touch.”

Bryan Saunders can be contacted at | 0330 223 4784 | Priscilla Bacon Hospice Cromer Charity Shop, 25 Tucker Street, Cromer, NR27 9HA