‘How could people attack a charity?’
Burglaries hit two hospice shops in six weeks
BURGLARS have struck again at a Harlington Hospice charity shop within a matter of weeks of another break in at their West Drayton store.
Harlington Hospice’s shop in Fairfield Road, Yiewsley, was targeted on Tuesday November 22 by thieves who escaped with a charity box.
Just six weeks beforehand, on Tuesday October 10, shortly before 10.45pm, burglars broke into the shop in Broadway Parade on Station Road,
We really hoped it wouldn’t happen to us again. We’re really disappointed
stealing hundreds of pounds and causing almost £1,000 of damage.
It is unclear how much was stolen in the second burglary and the charity is unsure how much repairs from the break-in will cost.
The alarm sounded at the shop in Fairfield Road just before 1am on Tuesday morning after thieves forced their way in.
Community fundraiser with the hospice, Emma Waggott, told the Gazette: “We’re really disappointed that people could attack a charity in this way.
“We have hoped it wouldn’t happen to us again.”
Harlington Hospice offers end-of-life care throughout Hillingdon and support families dealing with bereavement and loss.
The Harlington-based charity’s services include day care, home care and counselling
There are seven Harlington Hospice shops in Hillingdon and one in Slough.
There have be no arrests in connection with the second burglary but the Metropolitan Police are investigating.
It is not clear if the burglaries are linked.
TARGETED TWICE: The shop in Fairfield Road, Yiewsley, boarded up after the break-in