Spiritual Centre burgled again

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Thieves have once again targeted the Eastwood Spiritualist Centre.

Officers from the Eastwood Spiritual Centre have once again said they are heartbroken after the Church was targeted by another burglary in a matter of weeks.

After being broken into overnight on October 20 the centre was targeted by thieves again on November 5.

The centre had an alarm fitted and other security measures put in place since the first burglary in October but this did not seem to stop the thieves who stole bottles or wine, chocolates, biscuits and champagne amongst other prizes.

All the prizes put aside for their Christmas raffle that had kindly been donated have been taken.

The Church on Edward Road was also collecting donations for their Christmas raffle which is still going ahead on December 16 which is their final service before Christmas.

A Spokesperson for the officers said: “Obviously were angry and upset. People have been so donating things after last time”.

Thankfully, no food that was destined for Eastwood Foodbank was taken this time as any food the Church had was given to the foodbank last Friday.

The spokes person said: “The police came, they think that they have an idea of who broke in”.

The Church fitted a new security alarm and raised the height of the fences around the building to deter people from climbing over.

They also had more security measures ready to be put in place when the burglary happened.

The spokesperson said: “we all volunteer our time to open the centre, many of us have full time jobs and do this in our free time. For this to happen twice in two weeks isn’t fair”.

The Officers are starting afresh with the raffle as they rely on fund raising events to keep the Church open.

To donate or find out more, contact the church through its Facebook page at fb.com/Eastwood-Spiritualist-Centre

Donations can be dropped off at the church on Fridays, from 7pm, Saturdays, between noon-3pm and 6.30-8.30pm, Sundays, from 6pm, Mondays, from 7pm, Tuesdays, from 11.30am-2.30pm and Wednesdays from 7pm.