Heartless thieves steal charity cash from Shipston Recycling Centre - The Stratford Observer

Heartless thieves steal charity cash from Shipston Recycling Centre

Stratford Editorial 21st May, 2024   0

HEARTLESS thieves broke in and stole cash from the charity shop at Shipston Recycling Centre.

The cash was taken from the Age UK Warwickshire reuse shop which shares the site with the recycling centre on Brailles Road.

The shop is staffed entirely by volunteers and sells stock that can be reused – both diverting it from landfill and raising vital funds for the charity which provides services to older people in the community.

Warwickshire County Council reported the recycling centre site was secure again following the break-in.

WCC environment spokesperson Coun Heather Timms said: “I was saddened to hear about the theft from Age UK’s reuse shop. The work that the council does in partnership with Age UK is a fabulous example of being a good partner and achieving the absolute most you can, by combining resources.

“It supports the county’s goal of reducing waste going to landfill while it gives Age UK the opportunity to raise funds to support their excellent work in the community with some of our older residents which, in turn, alleviates some of the pressure on the council for our services.

“I’d like to thank officers from the council’s estates section who have worked quickly to secure the site so that this outstanding work can continue.”


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