December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A FENLAND charity shop has been left with a bill for more than £1,000 and unable to do its normal collections this week after an RSPCA van was targeted by thieves.
Sue Satchwell, who manages the RSPCA store on March High Street, discovered on Monday morning that a Catalytic Converter had been stolen from underneath the van.
She said: “It is unbelievable that anybody would take from a charity van.
“A Catalytic Converter is very hard and expensive to replace - it is costing us more than £1,000.
“We are only a very small branch and all the money we raise goes towards helping vulnerable animals.
“The van has been off the road all week so we have been unable to do our normal collections.”
However, the shop has received an unexpected boost from a generous customer.
Mrs Satchwell said: “A customer overheard us discussing what had happened with the van and was visibly upset that some one could target a charity shop so they gave us a £100 donation.”