Mystery benefactor pays repair bill for Rugby charity shop

Staff at the Headway charity shop in Rugby
Staff at the Headway charity shop in Rugby
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A kind-hearted benefactor has stepped in to help a Rugby charity shop following a break-in.

As reported in the Advertiser last week, the Headway charity shop in Clifton Road was left with a £1,000 repair bill after burglars smashed through a roof to ransack the store

Some of the damage caused inside

Some of the damage caused inside

The charity, which helps people rebuild their lives following brain injury, was left to pick up the pieces after the thieves trashed the shop’s shelves and donations before stealing a safe containing nearly £70.

The burglars destroyed a section of the ceiling, leaving plaster littered across the floor and even stole a collection box.

However, after reading the story in the Advertiser, a local man - who wished to remain anonymous - came forward and donated £1,000 to cover the cost of the repairs.

Headway shop manager, Louise Revan, said: “Everyone at the shop is delighted and touched by the selfless actions of this kind stranger.

Everyone at the shop is delighted and touched by the selfless actions of this kind stranger

Louise Revan, shop manager

“Thanks to the incredible generosity of one individual, all funds raised through sales at the Headway charity shop will no longer be drained into property repairs, but will instead go towards helping people genuinely in need of support after brain injury.

“We would like to thank the local gentleman for restoring our faith in the goodwill of people and for demonstrating how one person can make an enormous difference.”

Police are investigating the break on which happened between 5pm on Monday September 14 and the following morning. You can call police with information by dialling 101.

Anyone wishing to support Headway is welcome to visit the charity shop at 5-7 Clifton Road, Rugby.