Charity tracing woman with no number

BLUE Cross centre officials at Felixstowe are appealing for a woman who offered help following their recent break-in to get in touch.

BLUE Cross centre officials at Felixstowe are appealing for a woman who offered help following their recent break-in to get in touch.

Andrew Gillon, manager of the animal adoption centre in Walton High Street, said they received a heart-warming message from the woman on their answering machine.

Mr Gillon said: “She said she suffered from eye problems and wanted a member of staff to go and see her, but she wanted to donate £100 toward the repairs to the damage caused by the burglar.

“Unfortunately, the lady did not leave her name, address or telephone number.


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“I don't want her to think we are ignoring her and would love her to get back in touch with us again so we could talk to her.

“It's a fantastic offer of help, really generous. We would appeal for her to call us or anyone who recognises who it might be to ask her to get in touch.”

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The woman is asked to call the centre on 01394 283254 or call in at the centre.

The break-in happened late June 2 or in the early hours of June 3. Thieves broke in by forcing a small window and then smashed a fire door to get into the main office area, causing £400 damage.

They then rifled through drawers and desks, and after their thorough search escaped with £200.

Police believe the raid at the charity is linked with other burglaries at the Cancer Research and Red Cross shops in Hamilton Road, and other business premises, and have appealed for anyone with information about the incidents to call Pc Guy Woodward at Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.

What do you think of thieves who target charity shops? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk

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