I am a volunteer at the King Cross shop of the Forget-me-not Children’s Hospice.
On a few occasions recently, our large green rubbish bin at the rear of the shop has been upturned over night.
All the debris has been spread out by the cellar door, the yard and up the rear entrance steps.
We have also had donations destroyed that have been left when the shop was closed. On a recent occasion, some teddy bears have had their heads cut off, other toys destroyed and clothes have been ripped.
It is causing a great deal of extra work for the manager and volunteers. Clearing the rubbish is a messy and dangerous job, as there is broken glass and crockery etc. to deal with.
Worst of all, it is depriving the Hospice (which cares for children who have life limiting conditions) of much needed money.
I simply cannot get my head around why anyone would do this, it’s bad enough when it happens to any shop, but we are a charity and need all the funds we can get.
So, to whoever has done this, I say what goes around comes around and hope they have a very happy Christmas. To the very kind people who leave donations, please do not leave them outside, we are open from 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday and 9.00 to 4.00 on Saturday.
The manager is always there well before 9.00, so just knock on either door and she will take them in.