‘Disappointed’ by theft of donation

Pictured is Jane Perryman at This 'n' that, Station Road, Long Buckby.
Pictured is Jane Perryman at This 'n' that, Station Road, Long Buckby.

Volunteers installed CCTV cameras outside a fundraising shop after a donated pushchair was stolen from its doorstep.

The item was left outside the This ‘n’ That youth and community project on Station Road by a local parent but was taken before volunteers could take it inside on Saturday February 8.

Project chairman, Jane Perryman, said: “It is very disappointing that someone felt they had to take a donated item and the thing is if they had said they needed the pushchair we would have given it to them.

“It’s a moral issue but part of me feels we let them down because they couldn’t come to us for support.”

The project, which sells clothes, shoes and household items to raise money in the community, aims to provide a drop in social area for young people in the village and support for community groups.

Since opening the store two years ago the project has helped out 98 families.

Due to the financial burden of paying £650 a month rent for the store the volunteers are currently on a donations drive to try and raise more funds to support their work.

Miss Perryman said: “We really need all the help we can get so if anyone can spare any items or unwanted gifts then please do.

“Young people and others in the community have given us amazing donations in the past and I am so proud of their contribution to the project. Many volunteer their time for us and I would encourage anyone who wants to help out to come down and get involved.”

Donations can be dropped off at 96 Station Road.