Mystery shopper gifts £5,000 on-the-spot donation to Sense charity shop in Ipswich

Bob Ransome, manager at the Sense charity shop in Ipswich which received the £5,000 donation

Bob Ransome, manager at the Sense charity shop in Ipswich which received the £5,000 donation - Credit: Archant

Staff at a charity shop in Ipswich which supports people with sensory problems were left stunned after a mystery shopper inspired by the cause gave a donation of £5,000 on the spot.

The shopper, who wished to remain anonymous, had been in the Sense store in Upper Brook Street when she asked staff about the work the charity does.

Inspired by its work, she wrote a cheque for £5,000 on the spot and gifted it to the cause.

Bob Ransome, manager of the shop said: “I explained that the charity supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs to live more independent lives. She was particularly interested to hear about our holiday programme, which allows deafblind people to enjoy new experiences, and provides vital respite for parents.

“When I was finished, she smiled, took out her cheque book and said ‘today’s your lucky day,’ I was speechless.”

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