The Grinch is set to cause mayhem at a Norfolk charity this December.

As part of their Christmas activities, Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney will welcome the popular character to their second-hand shop and Old Orchard Cafe.

Visitors to Emmaus’s site in Besley Bridge, Ditchingham, will have the chance to meet the Grinch as he storms around the site every Saturday from December 3 until December 17.

Families will have plenty of photo opportunities and children will also receive a gift from the Christmas-hating grump. 

Beccles & Bungay Journal: The Grinch lurking in the Emmaus cafeThe Grinch lurking in the Emmaus cafe (Image: Emmaus)

Following on from the charity’s successful Halloween activities, Emmaus is hosting a Reindeer Trail around the historic grounds of their site every day from Saturday, December 3.

Children and families can explore and hunt for all nine of Father Christmas’ reindeer to win a special treat from The Old Orchard Café.

Visitors can also enter a raffle to win one of the reindeer in the trail, handcrafted by a volunteer on site from upcycled wood. 

The charity’s second-hand shop will be decked out and well stocked with everything you need for Christmas from decorations to secret-Santa gifts and extra crockery for a big family meal.

Guests can enjoy gingerbread lattes and mince pies from The Old Orchard Café. 

Debbie Jackson, marketing, events and communications coordinator at Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney, said: “We’re so excited to welcome everyone to our site this Christmas, we just hope the Grinch doesn’t cause too much chaos.

"Our residents love seeing families visit the beautiful grounds and every visitor who comes to our site is helping to support people who have experienced homelessness to rebuild their lives.

"Christmas is often a hard time of year for people who were previously homeless.

"We want to support them as much as we can, anyone who shops, eats or just comes to our site helps us do that.”