Salvation Army shop in Sheringham grateful for support
published on 15 Jul 2021
The manager of The Salvation Army shop in Sheringham has thanked customers for their support during the pandemic.
Cindy Farrow is manager of the shop on Church Street. Business is booming and the shop also welcomes donations between 10am and 1pm Monday to Saturday.
Cindy began volunteering in the shop nearly 30 years ago and said she loves serving people in the town. She’s supported by Claire Taylor, assistant manager.
She said: “We’re more than just a shop. People experiencing homelessness come to see us for help. Those needing practical help or referral to other agencies can speak to Carol, community manager, with her experience of supporting people within the community. We provide practical assistance through the shop and church building and the money our customers spend in the shop helps fund the programmes delivered.”
“All our staff are very friendly and we make sure we give everyone a lovely welcome. Now the locals are getting out and about again, we’re also getting people on holiday who are coming in and enjoying what we have and we’re at the hub of the community. We’ll do our best for everybody.”
After nearly three decades of serving the community, Cindy has no intention of stepping down anytime soon for one simple reason – she loves her job and receiving unexpected donations from local people.
She said: “About 10 years ago, the uncle of a friend of mine lost everything he owned in a fire. I came to work and started going through all the boxes and bags I had but I couldn’t find anything. It came to the last suitcase and every single item was washed and ironed. What’s more, they all fitted him.
“We even had a car from a lady who decided to give up driving and wanted to donate it to us. We sold it back to the dealers for a donation. This is a vocation – you help people as and when you can and I’m often surprised by the things that turn up. We’re here when people need us in the centre of town.”
Volunteers are also welcome. Call into the shop at 20, Church Street, Sheringham for more information.