Oxfam to expand into larger premises in town

The former Hawkin's Bazaar shop, on Cornhill, is being converted into an Oxfam
The former Hawkin's Bazaar shop, on Cornhill, is being converted into an Oxfam
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Oxfam in Bury St Edmunds is to expand into bigger premises next month.

The charity will move from its current premises, in Brentgovel Street, into the former Hawkin’s Bazaar shop, on Cornhill.

Meanwhile, Oxfam Books and Music, in St John’s Street, will move into the vacated Brentgovel Street shop.

Debbie Wheatley, shop manager, said: “This is a very exciting time for us and we’re thrilled to be able to grow and expand thanks to our many valued and generous supporters, together with our truly dedicated team of volunteers.”

The new Cornhill store will be officially opened on Friday July 5 by Ian Mathews, Oxfam’s head of retail, with Celia Hanniford, who was involved in launching the current shop in 1984.

There will be music from 11.30am by The Bounty Hounds, Two Coats Colder, Cudby Calder and Stereo Jack.

The first 50 customers will receive a free goody bag.

The charity will hold an open day to recruit more volunteers on Friday June 28 from 10am to 4pm in the new shop.