Yorkshire children's hospice 'heartbroken' after thieves steal van used to collect donations

A children's hospice in Yorkshire has said it is 'heartbroken' after callous thieves stole one of the vans it uses to collect donations.

Friday, 7th January 2022, 2:33 pm

Martin House Children's Hospice, based in Boston Spa near Wetherby, posted an appeal, alongside a picture, of the stolen van on Facebook.

The white van has slide doors, an orange light on the roof and contact details for the hospice on the side.

It said: "We are heartbroken to say that one of our vans has been stolen from our furniture warehouse. Our vans are vital to the hospice, so we need your help!

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The van stolen from Martin House Children's Hospice

"Without our van, we can’t collect important donations, which in November alone raised over £167,000 for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

"We would be extremely grateful if anyone could please help us with the short term use of a van until we can secure a long term replacement. Alternatively, we would really appreciate donations to help us cover the costs of hiring one."

Martin House Children's Hospice provides end of life care to children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and also offers care and support to families following bereavement.

Anyone who can help the hospice is asked to call 01937 844569 or by emailing [email protected].