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Bury St Edmunds: Celebrations as 100th Sue Ryder shop opens

08:54 28 April 2014

Bargain hunters: The new Sue Ryder charity shop opening in Out Northgate, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday morning.
Customers queue in the rain to visit the shop

Bargain hunters: The new Sue Ryder charity shop opening in Out Northgate, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday morning. Customers queue in the rain to visit the shop

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Shoppers keen to partake in some budget-friendly retail therapy were in their element as the charity Sue Ryder opened its 100th retail outlet.

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The new store in Bury St Edmunds attracted around 300 customers on its opening day, which shop manager Lyn Weinling described as “fantastic”.

The large format store in Out Northgate is in a prime location close to the town’s train station.

It offers a range of goodies from up-cycled furniture, clothes, handbags and books to music and gifts.

All proceeds from the outlet will help Sue Ryder to provide local expert care to people living with long term conditions such as cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease.

It will also help to support Sue Ryder centres including The Chantry in Ipswich and Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.

Mayor of St Edmundsbury Terry Buckle officially opened the doors to the first enthusiastic shoppers and trade was still buzzing just before closing time.

Ms Weinling said: “We have been ever so busy and the customers were all happy so we couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

The shop needs volunteers to help with everything from sorting and preparing stock to merchandising and sales. Donations of good quality furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac are also required. Call 01284 700626 for details.

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