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.
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.
"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.
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.