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Charity shop window plea

Assistant manager at PDSA Gwenda Leith with the vandalised window.

Assistant manager at PDSA Gwenda Leith with the vandalised window.

  • by Tim Gavell
 

CHARITY shop volunteers have appealed for aid after the store was targeted by vandals.

Staff and volunteers at the PDSA shop at the junction of Abingdon Street and Talbot Road were left counting the cost after mindless thugs smashed the window.

They have now launched an urgent appeal for donations to meet the £1,000 cost of a replacing the glass.

Manager Joanna Hastie said: “I’m angry and upset someone has vandalised our store like this. It’s frustrating for staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to raise funds for sick and injured pets.

“It is very sad. Our assistant manager came in to open up and was faced with this.

“Everyone here works so hard and then this happens. We reported it to the police but there was nothing on the CCTV.”

Ms Hastie asked anyone who may have witnessed the attack, which happened last Friday night or in the early hours of Saturday, to contact police.

The store raises funds to provide free veterinary treatment for local pets.

Ms Hastie added: “I’m now appealing to local supporters to help by donating their unwanted items to boost funds for poorly pets.

“Good quality clothing, books, pictures, vases and ornaments always go down well with our customers, so please think of us if you’re having a clear-out. We’re open from Monday to Saturday, between 9am and 5pm.”

A spokesman for Blackpool Police confirmed an investigation was ongoing. He said: “unknown offenders have struck overnight and smashed the large shop-front window.”

Contact Blackpool Police on 101.

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