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Robbed Norwood charity sends thanks to community donors

Inside Croydon

An appeal from a Norwood lunch club to replace stolen food and equipment has hit its target in less than 24 hours – thanks in part to a donation from one local businessman who read about the charity’s plight on Inside Croydon.

Charity manager Karen Jewitt out campaigning recently with Sadiq Khan Charity manager Karen Jewitt out campaigning recently with Sadiq Khan

Yesterday, we reported that the South Norwood and Woodside Community Association, off the High Street, had been victim of a break-in which had emptied its freezers and fridges of more than £500-worth of food intended for the elderly and adults with learning difficulties who use the venue for meetings and meals through the week.

By this morning, the online appeal had exceeded its £750 target by £100.

“I am truly overwhelmed by the kindness of friends and strangers towards our lunch club,” Karen Jewitt, the Labour councillor who manages the charity’s lunch club, told Inside Croydon.

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