Burgled charity touched by generous donations

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 January 2013


(c) Adam Gault

A CHARITY has thanked the ‘generous-hearted’ people of Weston for coming to its aid after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment.

The Brandon Trust – which helps people with learning difficulties – lost £1,800 worth of equipment last month when thieves targeted their allotment site in Hutton Moor.

A lawnmower was damaged and a rotavator and strimmer taken in what Brandon Trust chief executive Lucy Hurst-Brown described as a ‘despicable act’.

But this week the group received a £500 donation from Weston Rotary Club and have been donated another rotavator and tools by members of the Prince Consort Gardens Group.

Ms Hurst-Brown thanked those who had helped out during a difficult time and said she was touched by their generosity.

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