The store manager at the Oxfam store in Diss has called on more people to volunteer as she prepares to retire following almost 20 years of involvement with the charity.
Sue Morgan, of Long Stratton, first volunteered at the Magdalen Street Oxfam in Norwich, and became store manager of the Diss branch in 2000. The shop then was in Mere Street, and has since moved to a bigger premises on Market Hill.
“I will miss the volunteers more than anything,” said Ms Morgan, who praised Diss residents’ generosity over the years. “Without them there wouldn’t be a shop.
“I’m proud of the stories that come back from the programmes when we get a speaker or something, or literature, about how Oxfam is using the money and I think that’s great.
“Occasionally we have a problem with not enough volunteers. At the moment we could do with at least half a dozen more and I’m sure they would enjoy working here.”
Ms Morgan said she is looking forward to spending more time with her two grandchildren who live locally in Long Stratton, and added: “I haven’t got big plans, but I have got a lot in my head. I am hoping to volunteer but not necessarily in shop work, something completely different. I’m not sure what but I am sure I will find something.”
Ms Morgan, who will step down on January 31, will be replaced by Ben Carroll, of Norwich. To volunteer at the shop, visit the store on Market Hill or call 01379 644871