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British Heart Foundation shop trashed during break-in

Posted on - 30th April, 2019 - 4:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The British Heart Foundation shop in Orchard Street Pic: Blog Preston
The British Heart Foundation shop in Orchard Street Pic: Blog Preston

A charity shop in Preston city centre has been trashed by thieves.

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The British Heart Foundation store in Orchard Street was targeted during the early hours of Monday (29 April).

Items were taken during the burglary and the shop was forced to close throughout Monday.

Area manager Paul Loughran said: “The break in at our Preston store in the early hours of Monday morning has been really disheartening for the whole team.

“It caused a huge amount of damage to the shop which will cost several hundreds of pounds to repair. Several items were also taken, and the shop was closed on Monday. All of which takes money away from the BHF’s vital work of finding cures and treatments for heart and circulatory diseases.

“We would like to thank the community for all their support. It’s only because of our generous supporters that we are able to continue trading which helps fund life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases.”

The charity shop was closed throughout Monday Pic: Blog Preston
The charity shop was closed throughout Monday Pic: Blog Preston

Paul said the team are always in need of items to help fill their rails, and they offer a free collection service for any unwanted items which can be arranged by ringing 01772253435.

The shop reopened during Tuesday (30 April).

Anyone with information regarding the burglary can call Preston Police on 101.

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