Owner's disgust after charity box stolen from Whittlesey shop

A shop owner said she is disgusted at a charity box being stolen from her store in Whittlesey.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:04 pm

Lucy Morton, owner of Hidden Gems in Eastgate, was raising money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation when at least £80 was stolen earlier this week.

She said she was the second business in Whittlesey to have a charity box stolen in the past week.

She added: “It made me cry. My dad passed away from lung cancer 18 months ago and I was doing this in memory of him.

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“It’s quite disgusting someone thinks they deserve the money more.

“Since the theft I’ve donated money and so has Lucy’s Flowers so the charity does not go without.”

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said it was called to reports of a theft at the shop.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.