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Pensioner donates record collection spanning 50 years to raided shop
A keen record collector hopes her generous donation will give a crime-hit charity shop a huge boost.
Freda Nicholson, from Warren Road, Winnall, is handing over her record collection spanning back 50 years to help Oxfam Music Southampton return to former glories.
As reported, the East Street store has launched a Daily Echo-backed campaign for donors to come forward with CDs, LPs, DVDs and music memorabilia to help replenish its stock after it was raided by thieves.
They ransacked the building earlier this month and fled with two computers, a stereo, cash from the collection tin and collectable vinyl.
It is estimated the raid cost the charity shop an estimated £6,000-worth of stock.
The campaign has been a success so far with music lovers coming in their droves to donate their cherished collections.
One of them is Mrs Nicholson, 83, whose collection was put together with the help of her late husband Robert, who passed away three years ago.
She told the Daily Echo: “Mostly the records are country and western, but they go back 50 years.
“They have been upstairs in my house for ages. My daughter was going to take them to the car boot sale but I thought I could give them some of mine.
“What happened to the shop was disgusting – but these things happen now.
“If someone can make use of them, then I am happy to give them away.”
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