IT is amazing what you can find browsing through a charity shop.

But one woman could not believe it when scores of old bank notes started fluttering out of the sleeve of a second-hand Carpenters record.

Hannah Fenwick was browsing Mind's charity shop in Stockton Heath when she made the discovery – initially thinking it was Monopoly money.

The cash dropped to the ground and the 26-year-old scooped it up and, without hesitating, took all the bank notes straight into the shop with the album.

Assistant manager Kate Holt started to count out the money, watched by Hannah and the other customers.

Hannah guessed it would be 'about £500 or so'. Once she'd finished counting and as the tally reached £930, Hannah seemed to be a little shocked.

"It was a really weird experience," Hannah said. "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."

She thought she was being pranked, but realised that the £20 and £10 notes were old-style currency.

"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," she said.

They then checked all the albums in the basket, and found there was no more hidden cash.

Hannah, 26, is a chemistry graduate who works at the National Nuclear Laboratory in Birchwood, said she had 'no hesitation' about handing the money in.

"My first thought was the money has been accidentally donated to the charity shop when the record was given", she added.

"My grandmother used to hide money in a place she thought was safe and could never remember where the places were."

Kate Holt, the assistant manager, checked and realised the album was not a Gift Aid item, so they couldn't trace the owner.

Hannah doesn't usually like the Carpenters, but decided to buy the album, A Song For Me, as she figured it would be 'lucky'. She is going to buy a lottery ticket this week.

"It did feel rather strange handing over £3.50 for the album after I'd found all that money," she added.

"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.

"I think it's absolutely bizarre what happened. I do believe in karma, so I had no hesitation about being honest and handing the money in."

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Kate Holt, assistant manager at the Mind Charity Shop, 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."