A BIT LATE WITH THIS NEWS but never mind: good news is always worth reporting in my book. From Network Norwich, 22/4/2012:
Following an appeal to the Norfolk Christian community, the business future of the Norwich Christian Resource Centre and Forget-me-not-Cafe now looks reasonably secure due to a number of factors over the past few weeks…
The report goes on to outline those factors:
- Support from landlords Norwich Historic Churches Trust
- Generous donations from individuals and church organisations
- Slightly reduced opening hours
- Donations of second hand books
- People willing to taking part in sponsored walk (April 29th)
- Substantial hymnbook and Bible orders
Whilst reducing opening hours saves on fuel bills and wages, this of course inevitably has knock-on consequences for the staff affected and whilst the shop’s future is more secure, it is by no means guaranteed without the support of the local community. Steve Foyster, Bookshop Manager, concludes his report as follows:
So thanks a million, but the centre still needs the support of both church organisations and individuals to prevent the situation deteriorating again. So please continue to contact NCRC first for all your needs and spread the word to those who are still unaware of the centre’s existence!
Please continue to pray for Steve and the team working with him; and if you live in the surrounding area, please do spread the word.
- Norwich Christian Resource Centre facing threat of closure: UKCBD News Roundup, 31/3/2012
- Calls to support struggling Norwich Christian Resource Centre: Norwich Evening News, 28/3/2012
- Norwich Christian centre’s April Amble: Network Norwich, March 2012
- Norwich Christian Centre faces closure threat: Network Norwich, 22/3/2012