THE OWNER of Daz Tattoos in Northfield Market organised a ‘whip-round’ for charity shop Scope which has been broken into twice since reopening on April 12.
Darren Curtis quickly organised a collection, raising £113 within a week.
Rosie Hall, Northfield Scope shop manager, said: “Darren is a much-loved customer and now he’s our very own local hero.
“We can’t thank Darren, Tom, the Northfield Market traders and customers, enough.”
“It was an incredible act of kindness and it makes us all proud at Scope, to be part of this amazing community.”
Darren, who visits the Scope store regularly, said he was disgusted someone could break into a charity shop.
“Hearing it had happened again, I knew I had to do something to help.
“I went straight back to my tattoo and piercing shop and immediately enlisted the help of a market associate to organise a whip round with the other market traders.
“I also collared my customers who were more than happy to donate too.
“People should realise if you hurt someone in the community, we all feel the pain and we rally round to help each other.
“I’m so happy our Northfield Market traders and my customers alike, feel the same way too.”