Mice destroy Chelsea’s Angels stock

Mouse Damage :Irthlingborough: Chelsea's Angels store has been infested with mice. Much of their stock has been damaged. 'Saturday 18th May 2013
Mouse Damage :Irthlingborough: Chelsea's Angels store has been infested with mice. Much of their stock has been damaged. 'Saturday 18th May 2013
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A charity that supports sufferers of childhood cancer and their families has made a plea for help after mice destroyed some of its raffle prizes and merchandise.

The founders of Chelsea’s Angels, which is based in Irthlingborough, salvaged what they could from the shed where the items were stored but now they have nowhere to put the items.

Chelsea's Angels store has been infested with mice

Chelsea's Angels store has been infested with mice

The charity now wants to secure grants to pay for premises where they can store the necessary items for the charity.

But they would also welcome donations from people towards the storage boxes or possible accommodation.

Michelle Tomkins, who co-founded the charity with young cancer victim Chelsea Knighton’s mother Emma, said: “Ideally we would look to find some premises somewhere. We are in our fourth year now, so we think it’s right to go forward.

“Not only that, we can’t risk putting our merchandise and prizes in the shed because they’ll be ruined. Also, my house and Emma’s house are full of charity stuff and there’s only so much room we have. We just can’t risk putting it back, so we’re looking at grants or premises in the area.”

Mrs Tomkins added donations or offers of help would be hugely appreciated.

The charity formed in 2009 following the death of three-year-old Chelsea.

Her mum, Emma Knighton and cousin Michelle Tomkins started the charity in accordance with Chelsea’s last wish.

She died from neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and she wanted her family to continue supporting other youngsters with the condition.

If you can help the charity call Mrs Tomkins on 07894 461298.