Search

Granddaughter appeals for help to find coat given to Dereham charity shop

PUBLISHED: 17:18 19 September 2017

Christine Preston, who died in August, wearing the coat her granddaughter Amber wants to track down.  Picture: Amber Preston

Christine Preston, who died in August, wearing the coat her granddaughter Amber wants to track down. Picture: Amber Preston

Amber Preston

A Dereham woman is appealing for help to trace a coat that belonged to her late grandmother and was given to a charity shop by mistake.

Amber Preston and her grandmother.  Picture: Amber Preston Amber Preston and her grandmother. Picture: Amber Preston

Christine Preston, from Toftwood, died on August 6 aged 73 and recently some of her clothes were donated to charity.

The Sue Ryder, Cancer Research and the Children’s Society shops in Dereham were given some of the clothes but among them was a purple coat that Mrs Preston’s granddaugther Amber wanted as a keepsake.

Miss Preston has since contacted the charity shops but the coat is nowhere to be seen and she fears it has been sold or moved to another store.

“This is the only thing I wanted of hers and it’s very special and close to my heart and I really want it back,” she said. “I’m willing to pay for it.

“I bought her that coat and she loved it and always wore it.

“I took a photo of her in it when she got her new car and as she left me her car I wanted to recreate the photo. It might sound a bit strange but it’s just important to me.

“She was a second mum to me, we were very close.”

If anyone has bought the coat or seen it in another charity shop they can contact Miss Preston on 07985 170123.

Other news

2 minutes ago

Phone users could be streaming video and using their favourite apps in even the worst 4G ‘not-spots’ in Norfolk and Suffolk in 18 months time, according to Vodafone.

15:26

After months of not striking on the hour, the clock in Fakenham’s Parish Church is being taken away to be restored to full working order.

A heating and plumbing firm has closed with the loss of six jobs after struggling to obtain work amid tough times for the construction sector.

14:46

As the advent countdown approaches, shops across Norwich are preparing to extend their opening hours ready for some of the busiest times of the year.

Most Read

2 minutes ago

Phone users could be streaming video and using their favourite apps in even the worst 4G ‘not-spots’ in Norfolk and Suffolk in 18 months time, according to Vodafone.

Read more
15:26

After months of not striking on the hour, the clock in Fakenham’s Parish Church is being taken away to be restored to full working order.

Read more

A heating and plumbing firm has closed with the loss of six jobs after struggling to obtain work amid tough times for the construction sector.

Read more
London
14:46

As the advent countdown approaches, shops across Norwich are preparing to extend their opening hours ready for some of the busiest times of the year.

Read more
08:39

Norfolk mother Kyra Welch, writes about her experiences with her terminally ill four-year-old son Kaiden Griffin.

Read more

Most Commented

2 minutes ago

Phone users could be streaming video and using their favourite apps in even the worst 4G ‘not-spots’ in Norfolk and Suffolk in 18 months time, according to Vodafone.

Read more
15:26

After months of not striking on the hour, the clock in Fakenham’s Parish Church is being taken away to be restored to full working order.

Read more

A heating and plumbing firm has closed with the loss of six jobs after struggling to obtain work amid tough times for the construction sector.

Read more
London
14:46

As the advent countdown approaches, shops across Norwich are preparing to extend their opening hours ready for some of the busiest times of the year.

Read more
08:39

Norfolk mother Kyra Welch, writes about her experiences with her terminally ill four-year-old son Kaiden Griffin.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 5°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter