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New store in Diss supports work of YMCA Norfolk 

DissShopOutside400A new YMCA charity store has opened its doors in Diss in South Norfolk, joining existing shops in King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

The YMCA store in Mere Street, stocks bric-a-brac, clothing, furniture and electricals and half of the profits go to support the work of YMCA Norfolk.

Paul Ward, area manager, who has previous retail experience with Argos and Poundland, said: "We were all thinking of Diss as a great place to be. We are all in our own little niche as regards to charities, and ours is supporting young people. We are trying to do it in a very retail-based way so that we are offering something that is welcoming and feels different to your standard charity shop."

Martin Scott, store manager, said: "I think the money we raise is vital because it goes to help youngsters in the area. It does stay local and I think that is key to what we are trying to do."
DissShopInside400Pictured above are store manager Martin Scott, and area manager Paul Ward outside the new store YMCA charity store in Mere Street, Diss.

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