St Barnabas Hospice charity shop targeted by vandals pouring super glue in locks

The St Barnabas Hospice shop in Lincoln Road. Targeted by vandals for a second time at the weekend. EMN-150403-140002001
The St Barnabas Hospice shop in Lincoln Road. Targeted by vandals for a second time at the weekend. EMN-150403-140002001

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is appealing for witnesses after its Sleaford charity shop was targeted twice by vandals within two weeks, costing £750 in repairs

The Lincoln Road charity shop had its security shutters super glued between 5pm on Saturday and 8am on Monday when the shop manager discovered super glue inside the key hole.

Caroline Peach, Retail Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “We are deeply saddened that our shop in Sleaford has been targeted twice in two weeks by vandals super-gluing our locks. The cost of replacing the locks and then having a new shutter system installed is £750, a huge and unnecessary expenditure for the hospice.

“Our workforce work tirelessly all year to ensure that we raise the £4 million we need to provide specialist end of life care to the people of Lincolnshire.”

This is the second incident of vandalism at the hospice in the past two weeks.

Caroline said: “This senseless act of vandalism is not only a major inconvenience but also very distressing to our staff and volunteers who work so hard for the hospice.

“We have now had a new shutter system installed that does not require a traditional key. I just hope that with the help of our local community we can discover who is behind this vandalism.”