Lighthouse Charity Shop Van Targeted Again!
2nd February 2012
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For the second time in eight weeks one of Valley CIDS vans has had both its rear light fittings removed.

The first occurrence happened overnight on the 6th and 7th December 2011 and the second time during the night of the 25th and 26th January 2012.

The van is used to collect donations of larger household items including furniture which is then sold in their Lighthouse Charity Shops and then delivered by the same vans. Parked in Alvaston in Derby the van appears to be an easy target for people who prefer not to pay for their replacement van parts.

Valley CIDS Business Manager, Peter Hallam said

“It is not just the expense of replacing the lights but the disruption it causes to the service we provide. For the second time in eight weeks both customers expecting a delivery and people who have stayed at home to so that we can collect from them donated furniture have been let down.

We would have much preferred the funds raised from the Lighthouse Charity Shops to be used to support our three Children’s Workers who visit over 65 local schools to provide much needed support through school assemblies, Religious Education lessons, lunchtime and after school clubs, and our two Blend Youth Projects based in Ripley and Heanor which are committed to raising aspirations and releasing potential of local young people by providing a range of activities and support in which young people can engage.

If anyone has any information about these crimes please contact the police.”


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