From left, Suzy Harrington, Maxine Garner, West Norfolk Mayor Geoff Hipperson, Mayoress Rose Hipperson, Sarah Easthall and Keith Harrington. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A new King’s Lynn business will be helping a different charity every month next year.

The Bakers Tea Room, in the Saturday Market Place, will be working with local good causes to help them raise funds and awareness.

It would like to support a variety of organisations and charities are being invited to apply to take part.

West Norfolk Mayor Geoff Hipperson launched the scheme at the tea room last week and his chosen charity, West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled, will be the first to take part in the New Year.

Mr Hipperson’s second chosen charity, Mind, will feature in the spring.

The Bakers Tea Room, partnered with Smiths the Bakers, was opened in August by long-term friends Paul and Theresa  Brandon and Suzy and Keith Harrington.

Mr Harrington said: “I’m pleased with the response we’ve had so far from organisations we’ve contacted but would like to hear from more so we can cover a wide area of the various groups in the area that do such a great job fundraising and supporting these marvellous good causes. 

“Unfortunately there are only 12 months in the year, so places are limited.”

Charities taking part in the scheme will have collection boxes and the chance to display leaflets and posters in the tea room and perhaps have a window display.

The directors will also make the premises available for a private fundraising afternoon tea for the charity.

For an application form or more details, email or phone 07500078686.