Thieves take charity cash

‘SICK’ thieves have stolen money for a cancer charity raised by staff at Bath Street’s Carphone Warehouse.

The money went missing after a busy spell on Tuesday afternoon.

Staff think there was only about £30 in the stolen cash bag which they had raised by selling raffle tickets but workers are disgusted that somebody could steal cash from a charity.

Branch manager, Tom See, said: “I can’t believe someone would do something like this and all for £30.

“This money is being raised for terminally ill children, the people that did this are sick.”

The alarm was raised after a customer wanted to buy a ticket and no one working in the shop could find the money.

Carphone Warehouse stores across the country have been raising money over the bank holidays for a charity set up in memory of a colleague’s daughter who died of cancer aged 13.

The firm have supported the setting up of Hannah’s Trees, a charity that hopes to bring Christmas forward for children who are facing their last days so they can experience the festive season one last time.

They aim to put a Christmas tree in every hospice patient’s room who will not live until the next Christmas.

Staff at the store have been raising cash over the Royal wedding and Easter Bank Holiday weekends.

So far they have collected about £300.

Despite their disgust they are determined to keep on raising cash and were delighted on Wednesday when an anonymous donor offered to repay the stolen money.

Raffle tickets are on sale in the store until a winning ticket is drawn on May 30, the next Bank Holiday Monday.