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Help find 'accidental' Guildford charity shop cash donor

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Help find 'accidental' Guildford charity shop cash donor

Published at 1:39pm 7th June 2017. (Updated at 9:47pm 9th June 2017)

Can you help this Guildford charity shop track down one kind lady?

An appeal has gone out, after she handed in a bag to a Guildford Cancer Research store, with a "large sum" of money inside. 

Workers at the shop in the High Street think the woman may not have realised that there was cash inside the bag. 

It was found inside a birthday card inside a GU chocolate cookbook. 

The card was addressed to Nathalie - which they think may be her. 

Varna, who is a Volunteer as the store, said: "She just handed over a mixed bag to a lady on the till who handed it to me. 

WATCH: "Please get in touch"


"I was sorting through it and it had various contributions in it. Inside a cook book there was a card with a substantial amount of money in it. 

"We just felt that it was probably not inside the book when it was donated. 

"We're keeping the exact amount quiet, but it's around £300."

Varna has since taken to Facebook to try and track down the owner. 

"I've put a post out a very vague description.", she said.

"I believe she was wearing a hat, I believe she was blonde, and I saw the back of her hand."


"So, I really don't know. I think I might have seen the side of her face - she looked in her 20s or 30s."

"That's literally alI I have, I didn't obviously pay. We get people bringing in donations all day every day.

"We don't pay much attention to them - you just say thank you.

The post has so far had over 900 shares online - and reached the other side of the world!

"I put it on Facebook last night (Tuesday, June 6) and we've had just under 900 shares now - but no messages! Lots of lovely shares from local people and far-wide - a lady from Australia messaged me earlier, in Melbourne."

And Zanna has one message for the woman: "If it you, please just get in touch and tell us it's theirs and they would like it back and if they don't like it back also please let us know so we can stop looking for them!"



Cancer Research UK, Guildford High Street



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