Staff at North Lynn’s Sue Ryder charity shop have expressed a heartfelt thanks for the huge show of community support after an arson attack left them hundreds of pounds out of pocket.
Donations to the charity shop, which mainly sells furniture, have doubled since yobs set fire to the charity’s donation bins at the back of the store last month.
Store manager Jacky Parker and deputy manager Maria Chaplin were blown away by donations and offered their thanks, particularly to Jay Evans AGS security firm who are providing nightwatch at the site.
Jacky said: “The response has been amazing, we’ve been totally overwhelmed. It’s just been so lovely. The public have given fantastic support – a real show of community spirit.
“It’s such mindless vandalism and we all work incredibly hard here so the fire left us on a bit of a downer, but the community have really helped pick us back up. We’re just blown away by it.”
The charity have received a pine dresser, dining tables, wall units and much more.
Jacky added: “We wanted to say a huge thanks for donations and to ask that they continue, we always need as much as we can get.”