Charity grateful to community for support after thieves steal fuel from delivery van

By David Parker | 08/01/2020

Charity grateful to community for support after thieves steal fuel from delivery van
Hellaby shop manager Terri Jacques (left) and warehouse manager Ash Wareham

STAFF at a charity shop have thanked the community for its "fantastic" support after thieves targeted its delivery and collections van.

A van belonging to the Bluebell Wood furniture shop in Hellaby had its fuel line cut on Saturday and fuel was stolen, putting it out of action for four days.

The incident was reported to police and staff at the shop are expecting the van to be back on the road today (Wednesday).

Alison Firth, Bluebell Wood’s retail area manager, said: “It is deeply disappointing to be targeted in this way but the response from our customers, the local community and the general public has been fantastic.

“We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and offers of support, and for their patience while we resolve this issue.

“The incident has been reported and if anyone has any information that could help police with their enquiries, we’d encourage you to contact them as soon as possible."

The Hellaby furniture shop is open as normal and new volunteers are needed.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities, email terry.lowell@bluebellwood.org or call 01909 508 116. To donate or arrange the collection of any unwanted items, call the shop on 01709 530055

The shop can be found at Unit One, Denby Way, Hellaby, Rotherham, S66 8HR and is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.


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