Now we have our new charity shop open at Anglia Square we have been able to offer a work experience opportunity to a young person. Our first one has been awesome!
St Martins charity shop is open at Anglia Square in Norwich, offering a range of clothes, shoes, homewares, books and games
Norwich resident Tristan Peddie will be walking 26 miles along Marriott’s way to raise funds for St Martins. Tristan, 36, plans to set off on his marathon walk from Norwich to Aylsham before sunrise, with his St Martins support worker Lloyd joining him along the way.
Footprints adorned with pictures, poems and doodles adorn wind their way down the corridor of St Martins' assessment hub on Recorder Road. The Hub provides short term accommodation and support to people who would otherwise be sleeping rough.
Over 50 volunteers work with St Martins; some on a weekly basis offering 1-to-1 wellbeing walks and running projects such as upcycling and digital skills. Others help annually at the fundraising street collection in Norwich centre or periodically at supermarket collections throughout the year.
St Martins is listed in the national 100 Best mid-sized Organisations to Work for 2021, is is number 18 in the best charities to work for.
Aaron is a transgender male who lives in the community. He was abused throughout his childhood and as a result suffers with several mental health issues. He has struggled for years with substance misuse, including daily use of alcohol, cocaine and cannabis.
"When doing art, my mind closes to my problems and the art flows, like music. I find it a peaceful place when I can create."
At St Martins we prioritise the wellbeing of our team.We have set up a working group to implement relevant initiatives across St Martins in order to support team members’ wellbeing in the workplace.
St Martins team members and trustees are putting their best foot forward and joining in the Walking 4 Norfolk challenge.