Disgust at Clitheroe charity shop’s Mother’s Day theft

Sheila, the manager at Clitheroe's Age UK Lancashire charity shop, holding one of the items from the Mother's Day display, part of which was stolen.
Sheila, the manager at Clitheroe's Age UK Lancashire charity shop, holding one of the items from the Mother's Day display, part of which was stolen.
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STEALING from a charity shop’s Mother’s Day display has left helpers there wondering just how low some people can go.

Volunteers at the Age UK Lancashire charity shop at the top of Moor Lane, Clitheroe, created a display of items suitable as Mother’s Day gifts in the run-up to last weekend. One of the items was a boxed Coty L’Aimant vanity gift set, containing perfume and a powder puff, both new and unused.

Priced at £5, it was a fraction of its original retail value, but volunteers could hardly believe it when they realised that last Thursday someone had stolen the perfume from the display!

“That £5 would have paid for 20 phone calls to elderly people who feel isolated or lonely, or paid towards a range of other services AGE UK Lancashire provides for elderly people in this area,” said charity shop manager Sheila. “Everything we make stays here in Lancashire.

“I just hope that if someone was given this perfume they read this and realise where it came from.”