A big thank you to all our generous customers and colleagues who supported a collection in our store for Spectrum, an after-school club for autistic children whose shed has been burgled. The shed was bought with their green token winnings last year. Along with some outdoor equipment, toys and seating were strewn across the garden and destroyed. It turned my stomach, so we decided to hold a little collection to help with some damage repairs or toys. As myself and a playworker from Spectrum started the collection, many customers had already heard the local news and they too were disgusted. Our first donation was from a lady who was retired but had worked with autistic children during her career. She popped a £20 note into our bucket and wished us luck. January is never a good month to do a collection as money is tight for the majority of our community. But instead, we had offers of help with repairs and also a cctv system to deter it from happening again. Others asked what toys were needed and said they would purchase and deliver it straight to the charity. After two hours we had also collected £212! All in all we had a great response that day and hope it went some way to making up for the heartache of mindless vandalism. Thank you!