Run by volunteers for the community

This week is a special landmark for Suffolk Money Podcast, as we release our 100th episode! We’ve met and spoken to some truly amazing guests since our launch back in 2021, and this week is no exception; as Lesley Dolphin took a trip to meet customers and volunteers at the Community Shop at Sproughton.

Opened in 2010, Sproughton Community Shop has become a vital resource for the village and the surrounding area. However, as shop manager, Stacey Palmer explains, it has faced plenty of challenges along the way and, especially after the pandemic, its future was very uncertain. But thankfully, due to the passion and perseverance of the team, the shop is still in business and continues to provide a wonderful service.

Not only does it sell a fantastic range of local, quality products that draw customers from far and wide – from Pinney’s fish to fresh, free range eggs, local honey and meat from Oak House Farm – but also seasonal produce and an array of store cupboard ingredients; including gluten and dairy free products.

Stacey and her team of directors and volunteers all work hard to offer the best service they can, which includes social events such as Meet-up-Mondays and Soup Shack (on the second Tuesday of every month). They are always looking for more volunteers, and those who already give up their time here say it’s one of the best ways to get to know people in the village.

If you’d like to find out more please visit Sproughton Community Shop and friends’ page on Facebook.