Clothes and food meant for homeless are stolen from garage

Clothes and food meant for homeless are stolen from garage

Clothes and food meant for homeless are stolen from garage

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FOOD, clothes and money donated to help the homeless and down on their luck has been stolen from a garage in Bournemouth.

Most of the items were on their way to the soup kitchen at Richmond Hill St Andrews United Reformed Church, run by local charity Hope for Food.

But also among them were prizes and other items donated for the charity’s fundraising fun day at Pelham’s Park Leisure Centre in Kinson tomorrow, and the thief ransacked the garage during the raid.

Hope for Food founder Claire Matthews said: “I had left the garage unlocked as we were working and people were dropping donations off, but the doors were closed.

“I saw what had happened at about 9.10am, they had trashed the garage and the car. They took everything, even my CDs and the change I keep for parking.”

She said she would have to replace all the items because “at the end of the day these chaps still need feeding”.

“Whoever did this may be desperate, but if they had knocked on my door I would have helped them.

“I would have given them my last 10p,” said Ms Matthews.

The Hope for Food fun day will be opened by the mayor at 11am and runs until 4pm, with appearances from Peppa Pig, Ben 10 and children’s entertainer Jamie Jambo, alongside stalls and games.

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8:00am Sat 23 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

Someone might be offering it to Gazza.....
Someone might be offering it to Gazza..... FerryFan
  • Score: -14

8:25am Sat 23 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

FerryFan wrote:
Someone might be offering it to Gazza.....
That'll be no good. Looking at his pics he can't dress himself.
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Someone might be offering it to Gazza.....[/p][/quote]That'll be no good. Looking at his pics he can't dress himself. BIGTONE
  • Score: -9

8:41am Sat 23 Aug 14

Townee says...

Sounds more like kids.
Sounds more like kids. Townee
  • Score: 0

8:49am Sat 23 Aug 14

spooki says...

Selfish pigs.
Selfish pigs. spooki
  • Score: 7

12:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Azphreal says...

So if she saw what had happened at that time in the morning does that mean she had left it unlocked all night? If so bet her insurance company will not be happy if any damage was done to the car.
So if she saw what had happened at that time in the morning does that mean she had left it unlocked all night? If so bet her insurance company will not be happy if any damage was done to the car. Azphreal
  • Score: 4
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