Break-in shock at charity shop

Amanda Williamson, and shop volunteer Jay Woods survey the damage, which runs into hundreds of pounds.
Amanda Williamson, and shop volunteer Jay Woods survey the damage, which runs into hundreds of pounds.
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A CHARITY set up to help the families of suicide victims has suffered a setback after its shop was vandalised and burgled.

The R.E.S.T. Foundation was founded last year, but the damage caused by the attack has now crippled the South Shore group financially.

The thief stole six quilts from the Lytham Road shop, but it is estimated the cost of replacing a window smashed in the raid will run into hundreds of pounds

Amanda Williamson, who set up the charity in memory of her son Gary, said: “Obviously I was quite angry that somebody could do this.

“Why break a big huge window? I just don’t get it.”

Amanda is now appealing to Gazette readers who may be able to help replace the window free of charge, or can donate money towards its repair.

The incident took place between 2.30am and 9.20am on Saturday.

A police spokesperson confirmed the burglary was being investigated.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.

Anyone wishing to donate money to the R.E.S.T. Foundation can do so by visiting Barclays Bank, on Lytham Road.

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