Bullock Fair Charity Shop in Harleston celebrates raising £2 million
Bullock Fair Charity Shop in Harleston has raised more than £2 million for a raft of good causes.
The shop was established by Alec Garrard in 1999, under the aim of helping charities and not-for-profit groups.
On Thursday, the venture celebrated raising £2,022,663 over the past 19 years and unveiled a plaque in honour of the money raised.
Sally Wilkinson, one of four managing directors at the shop, said: “We are so proud of our achievements.
“My father, Alec, would be happy that we managed to raise so much. I am really sad that he’s not here with us; he died in 2010. He would have been chuffed.”
Bullock Fair supports a number of charities, all of which serve the community.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each) has received £471,449 over the years.
Carol Plunkett, Norfolk fundraising manager at Each, said: “We’re so grateful for the continued support of Bullock Fair and extend a big thank you to all the staff that make it happen, and also to the Harleston community for their support.”
More than £500,000 has been donated to All Hallows Hospital and £66,000 to BorderHoppa.
Donations totalling £900,000 have allowed the East Anglian Air Ambulance to attend nearly 260 patients in life-threatening incidents or medical emergencies.
Sophie Mathew, fundraising manager for the air ambulance, said: “We completely rely on the local community to keep us airborne. We can only save lives thanks to our incredible supporters.”
All Hallows Trust has used the donations to provide new and special facilities, such as the neuro-rehabilitation unit, which cares brain injury victims.
Chief executive Andrew Evans said: “We are so grateful to an amazing set of volunteers who have made it possible for us to give more and better care to those who need it.”