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Reduced prices at North Walsham Salvation Army coffee mornings


3:00 p.m. June 4, 2022

The North Walsham branch of the Salvation Army has found an appetizing way to help people cope with the rising cost of living.

The charity is slashing the prices of some of its most popular snacks at its Thursday morning coffees, which are open to the general public.

Richard Durrant, the branch major, said tea and coffee would now cost 50p, cheese or ham toast or bacon butties cost £1 and tea cakes cost 60p.

Mr Durrant said: “I think we have to be the cheapest place in Norfolk for snacks.

“We would also be happy to give someone food and drink if they really can’t afford to pay.”

Morning coffees are held between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Salvation Army Hall in Hall Lane, North Walsham.

The charity efforts follow the 12 branches of the Salvation Army in Norfolk distributing £50 food vouchers with funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation.

Carol McKean, community manager for the charity in Sheringham, said the vouchers were given to families who felt the pinch.

Ms McKean said: “When we were told we had access to funding, we immediately identified many struggling families.

“People are paying more for national insurance; fuel prices have gone up and food prices are skyrocketing. People are worried and panicking.

“These vouchers have made a huge difference for the households receiving assistance and relieved the pressure for a short time. The families were extremely grateful.

And the branch is also improving its offer for young people – those in the North Walsham and area children’s club for the first time since the pandemic.

Mr Durrant said the club, called Clic, would take place every Monday from 4.30pm during school terms.

He said the club would be the last of the Salvation Army activities to restart since the pandemic.

He added: “With Covid cases being so high in schools earlier, we’ve waited until now to restart Clic, but we’re very happy it’s picking up again.”

Young people aged 7 to 11 can participate in games, drama, dance, crafts and other activities.

For more information call Mr Durrant on 01692 652263.