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Charity to find way to make up for financial loss after fire

The Sue Ryder shop in King's Lynn has been badly damaged in the fire Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff at a charity shop in King's Lynn which was destroyed by fire say they'll now have to find a way to make up for their loss of trade.

The Sue Ryder shop on the High Street generates enough money each month to pay for a hospice nurse for eight weeks.

King's Lynn High Street Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Funds raised by our network of shops help support Sue Ryder’s palliative, neurological and bereavement care. We do not yet know the full extent of the damage costs; to give an idea of the impact of a loss of sales, a month's takings at a Sue Ryder shop of this size could pay for a hospice nurse for two months. We will be looking in due course into ways to make up funds lost due to the closure of our shop on King's Lynn High Street."

– Spokesperson, Sue Ryder
The fire attracted a lot of interest from shoppers as crews battled to bring it under control Credit: ITV News Anglia

No-one was hurt in the fire and all staff and customers managed to get out safely. An investigation is now underway to find the cause of the fire.