Thursday, 5.05pm: A scarf owned by comedian Stephen Fry donated to Age UK to raise funds for vulnerable older people has been stolen from the charity’s Peterborough shop.
The TV star’s Norwich City FC scarf, dating from the Canaries’ 2004/05 Premiership campaign, had been on display at the Westgate shop as part of the charity’s Spread the Warmth appeal.
The QI presenter - and Norwich City supporter - is among a host of big names to have donated items of clothing to the campaign.
The Blackadder actor also donated a coat to the cause and the items had been on display for several days, ready for them to go on sale on Monday.
The scarf is believed to have been taken this morning (Thursday, November 15).
Hugh Forde, Age UK’s managing director of retail, trading and training said: “We are deeply disappointed that the Norwich City scarf kindly donated by Stephen Fry has gone missing from the Age UK shop in Peterborough.
“The donation was made as part of our Spread the Warmth campaign which launched today.
Unfortunately, theft from our charity shops is not unusual and the need for donations continues to grow to help us to support those in later life.”
He added: “As part of Spread the Warmth, lots of high profile personalities have given goods to Age UK shops to be sold on and loved again, with proceeds going towards helping older people in winter.
“The scarf was a great asset to the campaign and we would call on anyone with information to get in touch with Age UK on 0800 169 87 87 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Visit www.ageuk.org.uk for more details about the Spread the Warmth campaign and how to get involved.