Our charity is today picking up the pieces and dealing with the tragic consequences after our Northampton Wellingborough Road Charity Shop was burgled on Valentine’s evening.
A volunteer went to open the shop up for business as normal this morning but was alarmed to find the cellar door open and called the shop manager. On inspection the manager found damage to the rear of the property and two smashed windows, one of which had been used to gain entry. The burglars ransacked the shops office in an attempt to find money.
The NAB Northampton Charity Shop has reopened after a few hours closed, volunteers worked hard to tidy up the mess caused. NAB hopes everyone will continue to donate and visit the shop in coming days and weeks. The NAB Wellingborough Road shop, which is located opposite Co-op, has been trading for over 25 years and relies solely on the goodwill and support of the local community. NAB urges anyone with any information to contact the police.
Alex Lohman, Chief Executive of NAB, said: “We are appalled that anyone could stoop so low as to steal from a charity like this. Not only have they stolen vital donations which help fund our crucial services to blind and partially sighted people but they have also caused damage in excess of £1000! We now have to use our funds to secure and repair the premises, all funds that should’ve been spent on supporting visually impaired adults and children.”
If you would like to find out more about our services please call our Helpline: 01604 719193.