The boss of a Lancashire charity has hit out after a piece of equipment was stolen from one of its shops.
A tri-walker, worth £49.99, was stolen from Age Concern Central Lancashire’s shop in Market Place, Preston.
The tri-walker is used to assist those who are a little unsteady on their feet and retain their mobility and independence.
The act has been described as “despicable” by the charity’s business development manager Clare Harris.
She said: “I think it is utterly deplorable that someone should resort to stealing from a charity shop.
“We have a large section of this shop dedicated to supporting older people who need a bit of help and support and can source items to suit all budgets in order to help people maintain their independence.
“We would love to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious on Saturday.
“Meanwhile we invite people to come and inspect our full range of goods for themselves, we are developing a following of regular customers and have received many heart-warming comments from our customers who appreciate our presence on the High Street and who support the valuable work we do.”
Age Concern Central Lancashire is a small, local, independent charity established more than 30 years ago to support people over the age of 55 in remaining independent and living a fulfilling life.
In order to raise money to provide our services and support some of the most vulnerable, lonely and frail people in our society we have four charity shops.
Tri-walkers is one of the charity’s best selling items.
The tri-walker stolen from the Preston shop was taken sometime on Saturday.