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21st Oct, 2021

Window at Redditch's Primrose Hospice shop smashed by vandals

Tristan Harris 12th Jun, 2021 Updated: 12th Jun, 2021

HEARTLESS vandals smashed a pane of glass in the window of the Primrose Hospice shop in Redditch last night.

Staff posted this picture on the charity’s Facebook page along with a statement.

It read: “This will not only cost the charity money to fix but has also taken up staff’s valuable time trying to sort out.

“This time obviously means less time spent on their job raising much needed funds to provide free hospice care in Redditch and Bromsgrove.”

The shop has managed to open today and staff have thanked all customers for their patience and understanding.

David Burrell, Primrose Hospice CEO, said: “We are really sad and angry to see the damage to our Redditch shop’s window this morning.

“The staff have worked so hard since lockdown restrictions lifted to get the shop up and running again and this was really disheartening to see.

“They’re continuing to work today though and we thank them for their dedication.

“This will affect the charity and divert staff’s time as well as vital funding away from the charity.

“After a difficult year for all charities it really is the last thing we need to be dealing with.

“We are currently coming to the end of Yellow Week to celebrate and raise awareness and money for Primrose but we won’t let the spoil what has been an incredible week with fantastic support from the community.”

Some people have asked the charity if they can make a donation and a fund-raising page is available here.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information should call police on 101.


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