A Norwich charity store received a collection of rare vintage items by full wagon after the departure of a 52-year-old woman.
The woman, who has spent the last 20 years collecting items from the 1800s to the 1950s, donated her loot to a charity shop on Unthank Road.
The East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) branch just outside the city center currently has a Victorian baby carriage, Singer sewing machine, Chinese vases, Noddy memorabilia, die-cast Disney figures , rare Ladybird first edition books and more in her store.
Vintage products were donated by Caroline Clancy, mother of two and former teacher who lives on Pembroke Road.
Store manager Sally Rix said, âCaroline first brought us goods on August 29 and followed that with two cars a day for a while.
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“I know she found the process cathartic and I understand that there are more donations to come.”
Ms. Clancy expanded her collection by visiting various charity stores and yard sales.
She kept the items in cupboards, cupboards and suitcases in her home, however, she decided it was time to clean up after she ran out of space.
Ms Rix said: ‘A typewriter sold for Â£ 85 and we had an offer of Â£ 100 for a rocking horse.
âIf you do the housework yourself, bring whatever you’d like to donate. “
EACH store is supported by hundreds of volunteers and has generated a profit of over Â£ 900,000 in the last financial year.
The charity relies on voluntary donations and fundraising for the majority of its income.
The charity’s Unthank Road outlet made headlines earlier this year after receiving a donation of million-year-old mammal bones, which were auctioned for more than Â£ 1,500.
All of the money EACH receives is intended for the care and support of children and young people with life-threatening illnesses, and their families, in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
For more information on EACH, including upcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call the Norfolk Fundraising Office on 01953 666767.