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Break in at Blaby shop

We are calling for support after thieves broke into our Blaby shop escaping with hundreds of pounds and causing damage over £1,000.

The incident happened on Sunday night (5 December) at our shop in Forge Corner. 

Karen Bilsby, Rainbows Head of Retail, believed the charity shop was one of several premises in the town that were targeted. She said: “Because of money that was stolen from the safe, and the damage that was caused, we have lost over £1,000. On top of that, we were also unable to open on Monday, so lost a day’s trading and missed out on potential stock donations. For this to happen to a children’s hospice, three weeks before Christmas just breaks my heart.

“All money raised at the Rainbows shop directly helps fund care for over 300 children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses from across the East Midlands. After this incident, we hope people will come along and support us by picking up some Christmas bargains. The money spent here, and the donations brought in, really do make a huge difference to the children and families supported by Rainbows. I would also like to say thank you to all of our customers, donors and the Blaby community for being so understanding when our doors were closed.”