Big C Announces Retail Reopening

Following lockdown, local cancer charity, Big C, has announced the partial reopening of their retail operation and donation days at their other stores.

The Big C shop on Magdalen Street in Norwich and the Furniture and Craft Emporium on the outskirts of Wymondham will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Payment will be by card/contactless only.

New Covid-19 shop safe measures include new directional signage, hand sanitiser stations, preferred contactless payment, face masks and disposable gloves.

Dr Chris Bushby, Chief Executive at Big C, said, “Having been closed for nearly four months, it is a great feeling to welcome back staff and customers to two of our larger shops and we’ve had a steady stream of customers in the last few days. We must of course tread cautiously and we have worked hard to ensure government and NHS advice is strictly adhered to. The safety of all is paramount. We thank our staff who have been busy preparing for the shops to reopen.”

Every Wednesday all 14 Big C shops across Norfolk and Waveney will be open for public donations only between 10am and 1pm. These shops are as follows: Attleborough, Beccles, Cromer, Dereham, Diss, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Norwich Timber Hill, Sheringham, Swaffham and Wymondham Town Centre. Donations can also be accepted at the Wymondham Furniture and Craft Emporium during trading hours. It is also possible to arrange collection of some larger items. All donations will go into quarantine for 72 hours from receipt.

Dr Bushby continues, “We know that many people have used their time at home decluttering and spring cleaning and we would be delighted to receive quality donations to help support those in our community affected by cancer.”

Anyone with questions about donation collection can contact the Big C Distribution Centre on 01953 603320 (Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm).

To learn more about the work Big C does to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney, please visit

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