A West Norfolk charity is taking over a King’s Lynn tea room for a month-long campaign of fundraising and public awareness.

Visitors to The Bakers Tea Room at the Saturday Market Place will be able to learn more about the West Norfolk Deaf Association which has its headquarters in Railway Road in Lynn and a bookshop in Downham Market’s High Street.

The charity helps thousands of residents each year, with everything from advocacy to repairing hearing aids or replacing batteries. 

There are clubs and outings for members of the profoundly deaf or hard of hearing community and the charity has become a lifeline for many people who are affected by social isolation.

Thanks to The Bakers Tea Room, the charity’s team hopes to raise awareness of its work and how it cannot fully function without public support and the help of volunteers.

“We were delighted to be chosen as the March charity by Paul and Teresa Brandon and Keith and Suzy Harrington who run the tea room and the adjacent bakers. 

“The West Norfolk Deaf Association is looking forward to spreading the word about all our fantastic services, along with the unique bookshop we have in Downham Market. Please call in for a cake and coffee and learn more about us while you are there,” said chairman of the charity’s trustees Dr Philip Koopowitz.

The Deaf Association offers services including tinnitus support clubs, a children’s club, support for the deaf community, advocacy and hearing support at home. Around 2,600 people rely on its help each year.