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Queue of customers already waiting as charity shop is opened

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 January 2016

Sam Lucking, Director of Income Generation, Tony Grimmer, Area Manager, Ann Monks EACH Trustee and Tom Herbert, Leiston Shop Manager at the opening of the new EACH shop in Leiston.

Sam Lucking, Director of Income Generation, Tony Grimmer, Area Manager, Ann Monks EACH Trustee and Tom Herbert, Leiston Shop Manager at the opening of the new EACH shop in Leiston.

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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has extended its thriving retail portfolio with the opening of its latest charity shop in Leiston.

Businesswoman Ann Monks, who lives in Sibton, a long-standing EACH supporter and a trustee of the charity, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to open the shop in Sizewell Road – with a queue of eager shoppers already waiting outside.

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia.

Retail income is a lucrative income stream for the charity which currently has 18 shops which in the past year generated £700,000 for its vital work.

Tony Grimmer, EACH area manager, said: “We’re confident the people of Leiston and surrounding areas will get behind our new shop and help us to make it a great success.

“We’re still in need of good quality donations and volunteers to help out on a variety of days. If people would be interested in finding out more then please either drop in to speak to us or give us a call.”

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