New charity shop to open in Diss

The Break charity is opening a new shop in Diss on Friday. The charity shop at 21 Mere Street will be opened by Oliver Meredith aged 11 and his sister Francesca, 12.

The Break charity is opening a new shop in Diss tomorrow.

The charity shop at 21 Mere Street will be opened by Oliver Meredith aged 11 and his sister Francesca, 12.

Break is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year providing services for children, adults and families in need. The charity already has 22 shops in Norfolk and Suffolk, one in Lincolnshire and ten in the West Country. The shops only sell donated goods and the money raised goes towards subsidising holidays for children and adults with disabilities at Break's Rainbow Centre in Sheringham.

The charity's special guests are the Meredith family, whose son Oliver goes to the Break respite centre Nelson Lodge in Long Stratton.

Nelson Lodge provides short stay respite breaks in a purpose built six bedded bungalow. The children who use the service have autistic spectrum disorders and other learning disabilities, including challenging behaviour and physical disabilities.

The charity is looking for willing helpers to volunteer at the new shop. Pop into the shop to find out more or call Break head office on 01263 822161.