Community steps in to replace money stolen after charity donation box broken into at Scarborough Hospital

The Scarborough community has stepped in to replace money stolen from a charity donation box at Scarborough Hospital.

Thursday, 16th April 2020, 9:34 am
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 10:28 am
The charity box after being broken into.

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that last Thursday, shortly after 7.30pm, the York Teaching Hospital Charity box which was located inside the main entrance of Scarborough Hospital was broken into and the contents stolen.

York Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said: "We are shocked and saddened that the hospital charity funding has been stolen, particularly at a time like this.

"These funds directly help our staff and patients.

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"Fortunately we continue to receive amazing support from our local community - we've received some incredible donations even during the lockdown."

The community in Scarborough has stepped up to raise money for the charity to replace that which was taken.

Charlie Ridgewell decided to join in with a head shave that several people have already completed to raise money for the Trust's charity.

So far he has raised £170 with more money promised, and further donations can be made here.

Another fundraising page was set up on Facebook with a target of £150 has reached £355 in two days. Donations can be made here.

Anyone with information about this incident to help police with their enquiries should call 101 quoting reference number 12200060801.

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