Staff and volunteers at the Sue Ryder charity have set up a mobile shop to try to recoup loses after last month’s fire.

Flames ripped through the  charity’s King’s Lynn High Street store three weeks ago.

More than 40 firefighters battled the blaze which destroyed the building and also  affected a number of neighbouring businesses.

The cause is still being investigated.

In the wake of the fire, the charity’s local area team has set up a mobile Stop & Shop in a bid to recoup some of its losses.

Jo Panks, area retail manager for north, east and West Norfolk, said: “We are keen to continue the work we do raising funds for Sue Ryder’s palliative, neurological and bereavement support.”

The charity has permission from officers at West Norfolk Council to house the mobile shop on the Tuesday Market Place for two Tuesdays.

This week was the first time it had been set up and the mobile shop will be open for customers again next Tuesday.

For sale will be clothing and accessories for £1 and some of the shop’s volunteers will be back to serve customers.

Maura Yates, satellite manager for the charity’s £1 shops at Lynn and Wisbech, thanked  the Solar Shed who she said had paid for the charity’s pitch on Tuesday.

She said the businessman, who occupied the next door pitch, heard the charity had to pay and paid it instead.

LEAVE A REPLY