February was National Heart Month

Norman Lamb visits Sheringham charity shop

By karen bethell Tuesday, March 5, 2013
10:00 AM

 MP and health minister Norman Lamb with staff and volunteers at Sheringham British Heart Foundation charity shop.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb had a chance to find out about the work of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) on a visit to the charity’s Sheringham shop.

Because February was National Heart Month, the health minister contacted the BHF head office and asked to meet staff and volunteers at Sheringham.

“The organisation does brilliant work, both in raising vital funds and campaigning,” he said. “There is a lot of work to do in our communities to raise awareness and to let people know what they can do to save lives.”

Mr Lamb, who entertained supporters at last year’s Lib Dem conference by performing a Vinny Jones-style hands-only CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive, chatted with staff, volunteers and customers at Sheringham.

He also spoke to BHF public affairs officer Rachel Earle and Linda Nash, who is area manager for Norfolk and Suffolk.

Since opening two years ago, the Church Street shop has made a profit of around £80,000 a year by selling donated stock, from single items, to full house clearances.

Future plans include teaming up with Sheringham First Responders to offer CPR training to local schools and community groups.


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