Children's Hospice Inundated With Support After Thieves Steal Christmas Lights
8:57am 12th December 2014
Dorset's Children's Hospice has been lit up by people's generosity after heartless thieves stole their Christmas lights.
Since two men in a white van made off with the decorations meant to brighten the lives of severely ill children - Julia's House has been inundated with offers to replace the lights and have been given donations of over £2,500.
After hearing the story on Wessex FM, Value House in Weymouth offered £100 worth of Christmas lights to the hospice and general manager Lee Mitchell told Wessex FM why they made such a generous offer.
"We have worked closely with Julia's House in the past and feel they do great work. We felt it was such a cold-hearted thing that we had to step in and help."
Meanwhile the Police investigation continues.
Police Constable Garry Weston, of Ferndown police, said: “We know that a small light-coloured car or delivery van pulled up outside the hospice and a man got out of the passenger seat and walked toward the grounds of Julia’s House.
“The van left the scene and the offender was seen to walk into the grounds of Julia’s house before leaving carrying the lights.
“This was a despicable crime on a hospice which offers day and respite care for children with life limiting illnesses.
“I urge anyone who saw the incident or has any information about those responsible to contact Dorset Police in confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:63. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.