Charity shop appeals for information following break-in
A local children’s charity shop is sending out an appeal for help after being targeted by thieves yesterday night.
Staff at the Children’s Air Ambulance shop in Headington have issued a heartfelt plea for help catching the thieves after their shop was forced to stop trading for an entire day following the break-in.
The shop, which helps fund lifesaving helicopter transfers for babies and children, was seriously damaged in the break-in, and will require an expensive, more secure door as well as other damage fixing.
Costs to the charity are estimated at around £1,700 in total – money that could have more than half funded a vital transfer for a child.
Area manager Dave Buttress said: “We are disappointed that our lifesaving charity has been targeted. It comes as a tremendous shock as Headington has been an amazing source of support for our vital work since our opening on March 31st.
“As each of our missions costs around £2,800, losses like this mean we have to spend money on repairs that could instead have gone to saving lives.”
If anyone has any information on the break-in, which occurred on Thursday 18th May at 108 London Road, please call 101 and speak to the police.