Kind-hearted Co-op Funeral Care staff replace items stolen from child bereavement centre in Leeds

Kind-hearted members of staff from Co-op Funeral Care have donated items stolen from a bereavement centre in Leeds.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 6:00 am

Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation - based on Parkside Lane in South Leeds - provide free services for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age (ranging from miscarriage to adult children) and for any reason, including stillbirth, termination, accidental, violent or suicidal death and death following acute or chronic illness.

However, staff were left appalled after discovering the theft of a range of goods including four tablets and a games console.

The centre was forced to close due to the burglary - just weeks before Christmas.

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Damage to the centre

Members of the public in Leeds rallied round to raise money for the foundation following the burglary.

Now, the Co-op have presented the centre with an Xbox One S, a new television and games for the console.

Funeral Arranger Tori Lee said: "The story pulled at our heart strings.

"We look after families that are going through the most difficult and confusing times after the death of a loved one.

"Bereavement charities offer guidance, support and care to families when they need it the most so we couldn't not offer our support in any way we could especially knowing that the charity helps families who have lost a child.

"Staff members approached our regional manager, Mr David Knowles and asked him to help the cause.

"He agreed that we needed to do something and authorised us to purchase the above items with funds provided by the coop.

"We spoke to the charity and asked them which items they needed the most they where thrilled we had contacted them and where willing to help."

The items were donated to the charity on December 20th at Coop Funeralcare Marsh Lane.