St Nicholas Hospice Care has relocated its charity shop in Thetford following a six-year search for new premises - with the town crier making a special proclamation.
The hospice opened the shop which sells donated clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and household items in Riverside Walk after moving from Bridge Street.
To mark the occasion, Thetford Mayor Sylvia Armes cut the ribbon while town crier Mike Wabe gave a loud proclamation. He said: “Now they’ve moved to premises new, so gentle folks come form a queue.”
Susanne Dickson, hospice retail field support officer, said the move has been a long time coming .
She said: “We have been looking for new premises in Thetford for the last six years. We’ve been looking for something bigger and we also wanted to raise our profile in the town - many people did not know the hospice had a shop in Thetford.
“Our new premises in Riverside Walk are a lot bigger and more prominent as it is the main place for charity shops in the town.”
Dave Willis, shop manager, said: “It has been a lot of hard work but it is great to finally be here. A lot of the volunteers have waited a lomg time for this.
“Now, we are finally able to offer a larger selection of goods to customers and hopefully they will come in, enjoy shopping here and raise more funds for the hospice.”
To volunteer at any of the hospice shops, contact 01284 715573 or visit www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk