£1,300 found down back of sofa donated to charity shop...
Nearly £1,500 found down the back of charity shop sofa
Almost £1,500 was found stuffed down the back of a sofa that was donated to a charity shop.
A total of £1,305 in bank notes was found stuffed down the back of a sofa that was donated to a charity shopPhoto: ALAMY
8:00AM BST 27 May 2011
Karen Wilson, manager of a charity furniture store in Rugby, Warks, discovered the money in an envelope between the cushions of a two-seater sofa that had recently been donated.
It dropped out of the back of the green sofa containing a total of £1,305 in bank notes.
The original owners of the money were traced thanks to a Gift Aid form they had filled in and were delighted to be reunited with their money this week. “Usually we just find a few pence lodged at the back of sofas, but in this case an envelope dropped out stuffed full of cash", said Ms Wilson.
"I couldn’t believe it, I just started laughing. We'd had the sofa a couple of weeks and it was around the back of the shop when it happened, while we were deciding whether to display it on the shop floor.
"My colleagues were as surprised as I was when I opened the envelope which was full of bank notes.