Projector was stolen from charity group

New Life Community Church
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A charity which helps young people in South Shore has been left in limbo after a projector worth £1,000 was stolen during the night.

A thief smashed a window at the New Life Community Church, on Queen Victoria Road, before climbing into the kitchen.

Susan Howarth, a trustee at the charity group that runs the church, said they now face a struggle to hold their regular film nights.

She said: “We were there on Thursday night, feeding the homeless, until about 9.30pm. It was a real shock when we arrived at 8am the next morning and it was gone.

“They have taken a projector that we were wonderfully given by the Revoe Forum for the work we do with children in the area.

“It has been a wonderful asset to us – we have not had it that long, only about six months.”

The projectors are used at its monthly film nights for local youngsters.

“We don’t know what will happen on Saturday. We are open to any suggestions or help at all,” she added.

“They broke the window to the kitchen – somebody built that kitchen last year because we feed the homeless.

“There are two very small windows –it’s amazing they got through.”

Police are investigating the theft and appealed for information from members of the public.

A spokesman for Blackpool Police said: “Newlife Church is a volunteer led charity working with children in the Blackpool area.

“This projector cost £1,000 – as a volunteer funded charity they will not be able to replace this vital piece of equipment.”

Call police on 101 with information about the theft.