A HOSPICE has received a generous donation after the window of one of its charity shops was smashed at the weekend.

The vandals smashed the window of St Richard’s Hospice’s charity shop in Droitwich.

The manager of the Gurneys Lane-based shop discovered the vandalism after arriving for work on Saturday morning, (October 17).

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It left the charity facing an £800 repair bill - but an anonymous donor has now covered the cost of the repair, the charity have said.

Dan Corns, St Richard’s Hospice’s commercial director, said: “We’re shocked and saddened that vandals have targeted our shop and landed us a bill when we are doing our best to raise funds to care for local people when they need us most.

“But we won’t be stopped; we made the window secure and will have it replaced in no time.

"The shop will be open as usual and welcoming our customers and donors with a smile.

“We want to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to the wonderful anonymous supporter who has donated to cover the window repair.

“It’s really lifted our spirits to see, once again, that there are amazing people in our community who support our care.”

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days, and also supports their loved ones.

For more on the charity visit strichards.org.uk.