Stone charity shop pushing for donations after double burglary


A Stone charity which raises money for life-saving defibrillators, is calling for help after their shop was broken into twice in one weekend.

AEDdonate charity shop on Radford Street, was burgled and had stock and fundraising materials stolen or damaged.

The CCTV unit and storage shed was also destroyed beyond use.

Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate, said: “We’re going to have to replace the shed, all the stock has been pulled out.

“By the time we have a new camera, new shed and all the stock that’s been ruined inside, it’s going to cost a couple of thousand pounds at least.”

He is now calling for public donations to help refill on stock and replace equipment.

AEDdonate charity raises money for Automated External Defibrillators which are placed in local communities.

The charity set up to help reduce the number of deaths in the UK due to Sudden Cardiac Arrests, one of the nations biggest killers.

Jamie Richards, CEO of AEDdonate.

SCA kills 100,000 people a year, with everyone being at risk, whether they are healthy and active or not.

It is most prevalent in people over 35, younger people are also at risk, as well as children.

The Stone charity has already helped placed 1,100 devices nationwide, saving hundreds of lives.

On their website, they thanked the police for their support during this difficult time.

They said: “We’d like to thank Staffordshire Police for their prompt attendance and ongoing support in the matter, they’ve been brilliant.”

If you would like to donate or find out more information about the charity, visit their website at

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