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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is in urgent need of volunteers.

Due to the pandemic, the charity has seen more than a 50 per cent drop in hours of support.

EACH, which supports children and young people with life-threatening conditions, is calling for people to lend a hand at its 43 outlets across East Anglia, which includes a shop at Downham Market.

Sarah Throssell, acting head of retail for EACH, said: “Our shops simply cannot run and raise the millions of pounds they normally do without the generosity of volunteers, and as more and more families exhausted from shielding reach out for support, it’s never been so important.”

EACH is offering taster shifts for anyone interested in helping. To arrange this call your nearest shop, visit, contact volunteer services on 01223 205183 or email