Got the metal to help charity?

Miles Jermy CHARITY shops are used to accepting some unusual cast-offs, but one store is appealing for people to donate their scrap metal.It is a case of any old iron at the Great Yarmouth Cancer Research UK shop, which took delivery of a scrap metal skip last week.

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CHARITY shops are used to accepting some unusual cast-offs, but one store is appealing for people to donate their scrap metal.

It is a case of any old iron at the Great Yarmouth Cancer Research UK shop, which took delivery of a scrap metal skip last week.

Yarmouth-based scrap metal merchants Mike Docwra and Son will pay the shop for the scrap, providing a much-needed boost to the charity's funds.

Owner Leon Docwra is a keen supporter of Cancer Research UK, even spending the odd day helping out in the Regent Street shop.

He said: “Previously the shop had to dispose of discarded metal items like dented tea pots and pay to have them taken away - now we will give cash for something that used to cost them money. Objects like knives and forks can be bought for new very cheaply so not many people want to buy them second hand. Having the scrap metal recycled will have environmental benefits too - so everyone is a winner.

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“I have had and friends and family who have been affected by cancer - everyone will know someone who suffers from it.”

The shop raises cash selling traditional items including clothes, shoes, books and assorted bric a brac. Shop manager Michele Ellis said: “This will be a great source of extra income for us and we are very grateful to Leon for his help and generosity.”