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Mystery man's £1,000 donation saves Rugby charity shop from burglary repair bill

Rugby Editorial 24th Sep, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A GOOD Samaritan has saved a charity shop from a four-figure bill to repair burglars’ damage by anonymously donating £1,000.

The manager of the Headway shop in Clifton Road says the unnamed man has restored her faith in humanity, having been left devastated last Tuesday (September 15) when thieves crashed their way into the store by destroying a section of the ceiling.

The charity, which helps people rebuild their lives following brain injury, was left to pick up the pieces after the heartless burglars trashed the shop’s shelves and donations before stealing a safe containing nearly £70 and a charity collection box.

Manager Louise Revan said: “Everyone at the shop is delighted and touched by the selfless actions of this kind stranger.

“Thanks to the incredible generosity of one individual, all funds raised through sales at the Headway charity shop will no longer be drained into property repairs, but will instead go towards helping people genuinely in need of support after brain injury.

“We would like to thank the local gentleman for restoring our faith in the goodwill of people and for demonstrating how one person can make an enormous difference.”

The shop, at 5-7 Clifton Road, also lost a day of business last week because the damaged ceiling posed too much of a risk to customers. It reopened last Wednesday (September 16).

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