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Mindless vandals cause charity shop to close

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Appeal launched

A Glasgow charity shop has been forced to close after vandals set alight charity bags outside the premises causing £800-worth of damage.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland's Drumchapel Hub has been forced to close for the rest of the week due to the fire damage and expects to lose a further £1,400 in earnings due to the temporary closure.

The team at the shop have described the callous act as a "devastating blow", after finding the premises trashed on Sunday morning. 

The charity is now appealing to the local community to rally round and do what they can to support the store. 

Throughout lockdown, 45 Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland stores were closed with all fundraising events postponed, resulting in the charity losing £500,000 per month in income.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is now asking the local community to rally round and do what they can to support the store.

They are asking for people to donate bags of stock including clothes, accessories and bric-a-brac or volunteer their time to help with the day-to-day running of the store.

Linda Hull, Shop Manager at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Drumchapel store, said: “We were deeply saddened to discover the damage that had happened to our shop over the weekend.

“Our shops are vital in raising funds to help people in our communities who are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full.

"A heartless act like this takes money away from helping the people who desperately need our support.”



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