Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Star Throwers Charity Shop announced

Star Throwers is very happy to announce that in August we will be opening our first charity shop.

The shop will be based on Middleton Street, Wymondham, taking on the premises which are currently held by the RSPCA. 

As this is an Olympic year, Les King and top Norfolk sportsmen will help to promote the new charity shop:

Danny Nobbs - GB Olympic Competitor
Jon Thaxton - Former British Boxing Champion
Ken Brown - Former Norwich City Manager
Greg Downs - Former Norwich City Player & FA Cup Winner
John Ottaway - England's Record Bowls Player
Tony Selby - Norfolk's 'Mr Cricket'
Barry Pinches - Norfolk's Top Snooker Player

We are also very humbled and thankful to also announce that the charity shop will be kindly supported by the following local businesses and individuals:
Money Properties | Money Lettings | Collins Butchers | Tony Selby
M.W Surfacing Ltd | Hazel Butchers | Barry Martin | Station Bistro
Simon Caston | J.S Asphalt | David Green | Michael Armstrong
I.D Sweepers | Arthur Nudds | Kenny Buckenham Scaffolding
Les Dawes | Woodview Mushrooms | Caroline Hubbard
Caroline Codd and Pauline Kirby | Post Mill Garage | Paul Gardiner
Paul Hawkins | Chris Green | Fitness Express | Park Farm Hotel

picture courtesy of Archant

Les King (above, right centre) - who has been a prolific supporter of Star Throwers since our very beginnings, organising numerous fundraising events for us including a recent Charity Cricket Match - owns the premises on Middleton Street and after receiving the news that the RSPCA decided to move, generously offered Star Throwers a chance to open up it's very first charity shop. 

Les said, "It is a very good charity caring for people affected by cancer and it is the least that I can do to help Star Throwers start the charity shop."

We are very excited to be opening our first charity shop soon. Since officially opening our doors on Melton Road towards the end of 2009, we have cared for 365 people affected by cancer both locally and from outside of East Anglia, as well as the loved ones of those affected. In total we have spent 2046 hours supporting cancer sufferers and their families through FREE advice, complementary treatments, immunotherapy treatments, talks, diet advice, light exercise classes, workshops, counselling, and research. 

This work has only been possible through the goodwill and generosity of individual donations and fundraising events. Opening a Star Throwers charity shop will give our local supporters another way to support our work whilst also allowing us the chance to give back by offering quality goods at good prices in return.

And, importantly, the potential extra revenue would give Star Throwers a more sustainable platform to build upon our work of caring for people affected by cancer. In the future we hope to fund an expansion to Star Throwers, which will enable us to have the capacity to support more people with cancer, including potentially a new ward where patients can receive treatments they would not be able to receive elsewhere without paying high prices.

The charity shop is planned to open for business mid-to-late August but we can accept donations NOW at 30 Melton Road - please call us before you bring donations so we can expect you. 

We will be grateful for any of the following items in good condition:
second hand clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, toys and games, books. Also needed are DVD’s, CD’s, bric-a-brac, kitchenware, ornaments, unwanted gifts. Unfortunately we won't be able to accept electrical goods or large pieces of furniture.

If you are interested in volunteering at our first charity shop in August, please contact us on or 01953 423304.