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Southampton's Oxfam Music Store receives 500 records after theives raided shop
We put out the call for help and your generosity has got us in a spin.
Daily Echo readers have gone through their old collections and donated hundreds more records to help a charity record shop which was raided earlier this month.
The latest donation of 500 records has been made to help the Oxfam Music Southampton store in East Street.
As reported, the shop suffered a huge blow after thousands of pounds’ worth of records – including rarities – were stolen in an overnight raid earlier this month.
The break-in forced staff at the store into action, and they launched a Daily Echo-backed appeal calling on members of the public to donate unwanted vinyl, CDs, music DVDs, and memorabilia to help restock the store.
In the latest haul, the records ranged from rock to 1940s easy listening.
One of the people who helped was Eileen Richmond, 91, from West End. She had more than 200 records in her collection. She said: “I felt that donating them was the right thing to do.”
Another was Barbara Goff, 87, from Swift Road in Woolston. She said: “They’re going to a good cause. I just hope they go to a good home.”
Speaking about the donations from readers, Oxfam Music store manager Rob Milner said: “It is incredibly generous that the response has been really quick and it is overwhelming.”
He quickly went on to praise the Daily Echo for helping the appeal to restock the store. He added: “Rather than just reporting the fact that we were raided, the Echo has gone out of its way to help by collecting records from people who might not have been able to bringe them here themselves.”
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