Anonymous tool donor makes Colin's day

AN ANONYMOUS donor has given a Weston man some of his spare tools, after his were stolen in a raid on his shed.

AN ANONYMOUS donor has given a Weston man some of his spare tools, after his were stolen in a raid on his shed.

The story of Colin Grubham, maintenance man at Sand Bay Holiday Village, was featured in the Weston & Somerset Mercury, and after reading the article a man from Winscombe came forward to replace Colin’s stolen equipment for free.

Thieves took the large collection of tools and a golf buggy from the holiday camp in Beach Road, on September 2.

Colin, aged 65, had collected up his tools over a period of 10 years and was considering retiring from his job early because of the theft.


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He went to meet the donor on Sunday.

He wants to remain anonymous because he has had his tools stolen in similar circumstances three times in the past.

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Colin brought home with him a large assortment of tools including a spirit level, screwdrivers, saws, a socket set, drill bits and several pliers.

He said: “He even gave me a spade, which he said I could use to hit someone round the head if they try stealing from me again.

“He also said that if he comes across any more tools he doesn’t need he will let me have them.”

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