Woman Finds More Than £900 In Charity Shop Record, Hands It Straight Back
A woman who found more than £900 inside an old record in a charity shop handed it straight back to the store - helping to show that the world isn't all bad.
Honest Hannah Fenwick, 26, made the find inside a Carpenters' album from Mind's Stockton Heath branch in Cheshire.
Flicking through the records outside the store Hannah pulled the £3.50 record out of its sleeve and a bunch of old bank notes fluttered out.
Initially, she thought it was Monopoly money, but after taking a closer look she realised it was the real deal - albeit in out of circulation notes.
Without hesitation, kind-hearted Hannah headed straight back to the shop and handed over the cash.
Kate Holt, assistant manager at the Mind shop, was working behind the till when Hannah came in with the cash and counted it while other customers looked on.
Hannah reckoned there was 'about £500 or so', but as Kate got counting it quickly added up to £930.
Hannah told the Manchester Evening News: "It was a really weird experience. I was just looking through the charity shops in Stockton Heath on Saturday, as I absolutely love charity shops.
"I try not to buy anything new and like buying second-hand. I was just flicking through the records outside the Mind shop and I was quite shocked and perplexed when the money fell out."
She added: "We went in the shop and Kate was just counting and counting the notes watched by the other couple who were being served. It was a lot more money than I thought it would be."
They then looked through the other records to see if there was any more wonga lurking, but they found nothing.
Twenty-six-year old Hannah, who works at the National Nuclear Laboratory in Birchwood, says she had 'no hesitation' when it came to handing the money in.
"My first thought was the money has been accidentally donated to the charity shop when the record was given," she said.
"My grandmother used to hide money in a place she thought was safe and could never remember where the places were."
Kate had a look through the donations but as the item wasn't Gift Aided, she was unable to trace the originally owner.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, Hannah ended up buying the album - and she's planning on buying a lottery ticket this weekend.
"It did feel rather strange handing over £3.50 for the album after I'd found all that money.
"Even if I had found the money in the album when I got home, I would have returned it," she explained.
"I'm just pleased that a large amount of money has gone to such a great charity."
Kate Holt, assistant manager at the Mind Charity Shop in Stockton Heath, said: "For Hannah to have found this amount of money inside a record donated to our shop and then to hand it in was a real act of kindness.
"It was such an unexpected and amazing discovery. The donation will help Mind at a national level to provide advice and information to the one in four of us who will experience a mental health problem in any year."
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