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Donations flood in for Oxfam music campaign
6:00am Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
DONATIONS have been coming in thick and fast to help a charitable music store reach the top of the pops.
Oxfam Music Southampton has launched a campaign – backed by the Daily Echo – to help replenish its stock after it endured a devastating break-in last week.
Thousands of pounds worth of records, computers, and cash was taken in the overnight raid earlier this month.
Now readers have been getting in touch in their droves to donate their unwanted vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and music memorabilia.
Yvonne Deare, from Southampton, will hand over boxes of old records from the 50s and 60s for the cause.
She said the LPs were collected with her late husband Alan.
Mrs Deare, 85, said: “I saw something about the break-in a couple of weeks ago.
“When I saw the appeal I thought I had lots of records I never play.
“If they can do some good, they are welcome to them.
“There are some Vikki Carr, Tom Jones, and Frank Sinatra records in there. I’ve got nothing to play them on now.
“If it was something we liked, we bought it.”
Store manager Rob Milner said there had been a “phenomenal”response to the appeal.
He said: “For the things that we have received this week, it has been great.
“We have found two or three Fleetwood Mac albums in our donations, and they are worth around £20 or £30.
“We are also listening through some Beatles albums, like Abbey Road, for quality as well.
“It has been great, the response has been phenomenal.”
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