Manners missing at charity warehouse

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Sir – Following my father’s recent death, it was decided that various items should go to charity. Sobell House hospice in Oxford was included in this as a way of thanking the staff at the Churchill Hospital for their undoubted care and support at a difficult time.

I did not expect staff at Sobell House’s Witney warehouse to be disinterested apart from opening up a bag to check it was not rubbish.

No help was provided unloading the bags and not even a thank you offered.

Perhaps the moral of this story is to only donate to charities which at least have the manners to be grateful.

David Miles, Fairfield Drive, Witney

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8:10pm Wed 19 Mar 14

AB100 says...

I am sorry to hear that.
Some charity shops are ever so grateful and don't let one bad apple upset the apple cart.
I recommend The African Children Fund in Corn street as they are ever so grateful for donations and have always been so welcoming and friendly.
I am sorry to hear that. Some charity shops are ever so grateful and don't let one bad apple upset the apple cart. I recommend The African Children Fund in Corn street as they are ever so grateful for donations and have always been so welcoming and friendly. AB100
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12:52pm Thu 20 Mar 14

save a staffy says...

I totally agree I went to the sobell warehouse twice and on both occasions the staff were so rude and to other customers to!not good for a charity organisation and now take my goods to The African Child shop in corn street and will never go back to sobell.d.s
I totally agree I went to the sobell warehouse twice and on both occasions the staff were so rude and to other customers to!not good for a charity organisation and now take my goods to The African Child shop in corn street and will never go back to sobell.d.s save a staffy
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6:47pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Paddyjackrosie says...

Never used to. Be like ...but I totally agree with u ...change of management I think and it's a warehouse not a showroom for habitat
Never used to. Be like ...but I totally agree with u ...change of management I think and it's a warehouse not a showroom for habitat Paddyjackrosie
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6:51pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Paddyjackrosie says...

I forgot to add when. I had been in there other day the van had been to collect stuff the short haired manager lady got carrier bags out of van they didn't even reach inside warehouse and they where goin through outside emptying stuff straight into skip ...they didn't care I was there ..no thought at all
I forgot to add when. I had been in there other day the van had been to collect stuff the short haired manager lady got carrier bags out of van they didn't even reach inside warehouse and they where goin through outside emptying stuff straight into skip ...they didn't care I was there ..no thought at all Paddyjackrosie
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