Volunteers pictured last month preparing St John’s house.
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King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter is on the look out for staff ready for when it re-opens in new premises later this year.

The old vicarage next to St John’s Church in Lynn’s Blackfriars Road is the new home for the charity, set to re-open from November through to next March.

The building is much larger than the shelter’s former St  Ann’s Fort premises and will be able to accommodate more guests than in previous winters.

It will be the first vicarage in Norfolk to be used for this purpose. The former family home also has a large garden with potential to be developed as a community project.

The charity is looking for night shelter assistants for the new St John’s House – one full-time role and two part-time posts – from October to March.

“Assistants will be responsible for the safety and welfare of homeless guests and volunteers while on shift and contribute to the overall provision of this much-needed service,” a charity spokesman posted on its Facebook page.

 A fundraising open garden event is due to be held next month for the shelter, hosted by the Bishop of Norwich.

The open garden will be Sunday, August 2 at Bishop’s House in Norwich.

Visitors will be able to explore four acres of the 900-year-old garden in the heart of the city. 

Advance booking is essential at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bishops-garden-open-day-tickets-110337582680

The organisers have asked for cash only donations of £5 on the door.

For details about the night shelter assistant roles, email co-ordinator Lucy McKitterick at nightshelter.steering@gmail.com

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