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Published November 11th 2016
The countryside treasure trove
Located in the picturesque Norfolk Village of Downham Market is this beautiful charity shop, selling a range of items in aid of Sue Ryder, a charity providing hospice and neurological care for people with a range of conditions. They provide support, information and care to people and treat more conditions than any other charity in the UK, meaning they are able to support many people. They provide care which is tailored to the individual focusing on giving someone with a life changing illness the choice of how they are looked after. Sue Ryder teams work in hospices, hospitals and in the community, there is a range of specialist staff from nurses to social workers, volunteers and bereavement support officers who provide quality care and support. This is a worthy cause, which, of course, needs financial support to keep up the good work.
One way to help out the charity is to shop in the stores. The Downham Market shop is one of the best, it is a large shop filled with a variety of items, half the shop is full of both new and used furniture and home decorations and the other part of the store is dedicated to clothing, books, toys and accessories. This popular store has been open many years, becoming a hub in the community and a well known destination for bargain items. Why not pay a visit and see what all the fuss is about?
Buying from charity shops has gained in popularity in recent years. Gone are the days where it was only a last resort. Now it is often the first stop on a shopping trip. Finding bargains has never been easier and shopping at Sue Ryder allows you to find unique and quirky items. Buying second hand is a great way to recycle and give a new lease of life to something that would otherwise have been thrown out. It means that perfectly good stuff is not sent unnecessarily to landfill and allows shoppers to find vintage style goods and eclectic bargains. This store is definitely the place for that as most of the crockery sets are from different decades and at a vintage festival would cost a fortune.
Amazing vintage pieces and furniture fill the store
However the Sue Ryder store is not just for pre-loved items. There is a range of brand new, top quality products that are surplus stock from catalogue stores and high street brands. Most people don't realise a charity shop can be the place for new goods too. There is nothing better than getting a brand new item for a second hand price. New stock at the store includes furniture, jewellery and clothing. You never know what amazing discount you will receive.
Getting a bargain is so important in today's economy as many people are looking for ways to save money. In today's economic climate everyone is tightening their purse strings due to rising living costs. An excellent way to do this is to change your mindset about where to shop, charity shops provide a cheaper shopping alternative. Sue Ryder is full of amazing, top quality products and, as most people only wear some items of clothing once and most people read a book then get rid of it, you are buying something in excellent condition without the hefty price tag. There is also increasing awareness of environmental impacts of the throwaway culture. Fast fashion and advertising overload means people feel the need to have new things all the time, this is leading to vast numbers of old items being thrown away. It's time to stop filling land fills and reuse items instead. Buying from a charity shop not only supports a great cause it helps the environment whilst saving you money, there are really no downsides.
Reuse, Recycle and Reduce at this beautiful Sue Ryder store
This store is an absolute treasure trove. The stock changes almost daily as this store receives a large number of donations. It is well managed by staff and volunteers who are friendly people from the local community, passionate about the amazing charity they are supporting. Book lovers will adore the massive collection on offer, there is clothing for men and women which is great quality and the furniture selection stands out at the store, you could decorate your home in a designer style for a discount price. Also if you have children Sue Ryder always have dolls houses and accessories as well as numerous other toys to treat your little ones with.
Why not visit to shop, as well as bring your unwanted goods as one man's trash is another man's treasure. Have a clear out, make way for the new bargains you'll find and support a great cause in the process. At this store you'll find fashion, books, guitars, CDs, DVDs and electrical goods.
Sue Ryder, Downham Market is located on Bridge Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 0AE. It is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm. There is plenty of parking available along with disabled bays, there is also a dedicated drop off area for anyone making donations. For those travelling by train the station is a short walk away and the store is near to Charmed Interiors so why not make a day out of it and visit some local hotspots. This is another hidden gem in the village, make time to visit soon.