Mayor opens new charity shop

Opening of Tapping House charity shop in Wisbech by Wisbech Mayor Jonathan Farmer

Opening of Tapping House charity shop in Wisbech by Wisbech Mayor Jonathan Farmer

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A NEW charity shop was officially opened in Wisbech on Monday by the Mayor Jonathan Farmer with the help of his wife and Mayoress Susanah Farmer.

The Hospice Shop, which opened its doors on the corner of Hill Street and Union Street, will raise cash to help fund Tapping House Hospice at Snettisham.

Shop manager Karen Chambers said the Wisbech store is the charity’s first in Fenland and she is hoping it will prove as successful as those already operating in Downham Market, King’s Lynn, and Fakenham.

Tapping House currently provides day care and home support for adults with life-limiting illnesses but is hoping to re-open a 10-bed in-patient unit at Hillington.

Karen is delighted with the new shop, which is currently only open on the ground floor selling clothes. However, the first floor will be opening shortly stocking books, furniture and bric-a-brac.

Donations of good quality items to sell would be gratefully received by the shop and Karen said there is also a need for willing volunteers to help man the store.

Anyone interested in helping or with items to donate should pop into the shop.