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Ex-Norwich star set to open new charity shop

Former Norwich City striker Robert Fleck, will open the new Storehouse Community Project charity shop with a difference in Norwich city centre on November 3.

StorehouseRobertFleckRobert, now a teaching assistant at Parkside School, will be at 115-117 Magdalen Street between 11am and 12 noon to open Storehouse which has recently been established to enable local people to help local people.

Part of the shop is a traditional charity shop with a children’s play area and part is a Posh Frocks and Wedding gear department where men and women can find inexpensive garments for those special occasions.     

Founder Kim Easter, a committed Christian, and her team of local people have a heart for people facing difficult circumstances and those trying to rebuild their lives.

“The shop is more than a shop it is a place where people can come to find the help they need - practical help, emotional help and spiritual help. The Bible encourages Christian giving into “The Storehouse” in order that there is help available for the poor and those in need,” she said.

“Local agencies will also be able to refer people, not eligible for other funds, to the project to be given, where possible, things they urgently need.

Profits from the shop will be given to support local Christian-based community organizations such as the Norfolk Street Partnership and the 7Cs project providing voluntary opportunities for those rebuilding their lives, City Saints and the Blessing Van, who give household goods to people setting up home often after periods of homelessness.

“Government funds are less and less available to help people and so we need to start caring for each other,” said Kim.

“Care for the planet is also at the heart of the project, many people throw away things which would make all the difference to another. If we can help goods find restoration and a new home rather than end up in landfill then we have achieved two important goals.”

Pictured above is former Norwich City Football top scorer Robert Fleck who will open the new community project in Norwich.                                                         

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