Goodwill puts deliveries back on after thieves wrecked van

Marc Parfitt - co-ordinator at the Vale of Aylesbury Vineyard Church - their van has had it starter motor stolen resulting in them not being able to make urgent deliveries
Marc Parfitt - co-ordinator at the Vale of Aylesbury Vineyard Church - their van has had it starter motor stolen resulting in them not being able to make urgent deliveries

A charity which had its delivery van tampered with has been rescued after being donated £500.

Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse uses rental vans to deliver food, clothes and furniture to impoverished people but was left devastated after thieves stole the van’s starter motor and cut its wires.

The Mulberry Trust has stepped up to the plate, though, with a generous donation to help the church group.

Senior pastor Lynn Elias said: “It’s wonderful. The trust said they read The Bucks Herald article and were pleased to make a donation.

“We have had the van repaired and it’s back on the road. Isn’t it lovely?

“It makes up for all the awful things. It’s a nice conclusion to an awful story. We are really grateful.”

The group delivers to 12 addresses a day as well as collecting from a similar number.