A children’s charity is calling for more volunteers to help maintain its eBay shop after it enjoyed its best-ever months in September and October.
Dartboard and dinner plates help EACH achieve second consecutive record-breaking month
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) brought in a record-breaking £14,206 from the online auction site in September, surpassing that again in October by bringing in £15,006
EACH auctioned 1,102 items last month. The best-sellers were:
1. Harrows Quadro dartboard - £260
2. A set of eight Villeroy & Boch Wildberries dinner plates - £158
3. A job lot of stamps - £142
4. A set of 79 Disney pin badges - £135
5. Magimix food blender - £116
Jason High, EACH eBay Manager (pictured), said: “The recent growth and success of the eBay shop has been phenomenal. Already since the start of November, I’m delighted we’ve sold a set of 420 American funk soul vinyl records for £591. We reach customers not only across East Anglia, but across the country – one chap drove down from Leeds to collect a set of plates recently – and the rest of the world, including Russia, where we have a regular customer, and Singapore.
“We’re very lucky to have eBay champions across our 34 shops, who sort through donations and list certain ones online, however, the majority of the work is carried out by myself and a small team of volunteers.
“We could really do with a drafting volunteer to help photograph and list items, and a post room volunteer to help wrap and package them.
“If anyone has a few spare hours to help during the week, please get in touch. We’d love you to join us! Those already here are great company and a pleasure to work with. What’s more, money raised goes towards an extremely worthwhile cause.”
EACH’s eBay shop opened in its current form in March 2015. Items are listed, sold, packaged and posted at the charity’s Retail Distribution Centre (RDC) in Thetford. Among them over the last three-and-a-half years has been a collection of EACH Ambassador Ed Sheeran’s old clothes and a Boden hat tried on by EACH Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at the opening of the charity’s shop in Holt.
The RDC is also in need of an admin volunteer to help organise supplies for its shops and compile reports.
Anyone interested in helping at the RDC can call 01842 821620 or email email@example.com.
To take a look at the EACH eBay shop visit www.each.org.uk/ebay.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.