Cash stolen from charity shop

CHILDREN'S cancer charity CLIC Sargent is appealing for help after �500 was stolen from its shop in Barnstaple. The cash was taken from the shop on the High Street around lunchtime on Saturday, while the shop manager was assisting a customer trying on

CHILDREN'S cancer charity CLIC Sargent is appealing for help after �500 was stolen from its shop in Barnstaple. The cash was taken from the shop on the High Street around lunchtime on Saturday, while the shop manager was assisting a customer trying on a bridal gown. Staff have been very upset by the incident. Retail area manager for CLIC Sargent Sally Crabtree said: "I'm amazed anyone could steal from a children's cancer charity. Staff and volunteers work hard to raise these valuable funds which make a real difference to the lives of families affected by childhood cancer." Sally added: "The �500 stolen, could for example, have been used to pay for five young people who have or have had cancer to go on an activity weekend. After months in hospital this can help to restore self confidence, regain independence and rebuild a social life. I only hope the thief can be caught and the money returned." If you would like to make a donation to CLIC Sargent you can either pop into the CLIC Sargent shop or find out how to donate online by visiting www.clicsargent.org.uk


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