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Charity sells record 1,100 items online in month

PUBLISHED: 13:21 14 August 2020 | UPDATED: 14:24 14 August 2020

EACH eBay team of Scott Campbell, Yasmin Bata and Bethany Watchman. Picture: EACH

EACH eBay team of Scott Campbell, Yasmin Bata and Bethany Watchman. Picture: EACH

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More than 1,100 items were sold by a charity’s online shop in a record-breaking first month since it returned from lockdown.

A collection of seven loose leaf folders of collectable bookmarks sold for £214 as part of EACH's Ebay shop's record breaking month. Picture: EACHA collection of seven loose leaf folders of collectable bookmarks sold for £214 as part of EACH's Ebay shop's record breaking month. Picture: EACH

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) eBay sand Amazon operations, both based in Thetford, have been shut in recent months.

In July, the online shop sold 1,166 items - raising £24,302 for the charity. With the closure of all of its shops at the end of March, EACH was losing £100,000 a week in income.

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Among the big sellers were a smart sound bar speaker, a vintage nine-carat gold case Rolex watch, with 16 rubies and seven loose-leaf folders of collectable bookmarks.

A vintage, nine-carat, gold case Rolex watch, with 16 rubies sold for £350 as part of EACH's Ebay shop's record breaking month. Picture: EACHA vintage, nine-carat, gold case Rolex watch, with 16 rubies sold for £350 as part of EACH's Ebay shop's record breaking month. Picture: EACH

Sarah Throssell, EACH acting head of retail, said: “We’re really pleased with how things have gone for our high street shops since we reopened the first five in mid-June.

“The return to trading we’ve had means we’re starting to once again play the role we need to in helping fund vital care and support for families who access EACH’s services.”


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