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Hunstanton shop's charity pot for impoverished Indian children stolen




A charity pot raising money for street children in India has been stolen from a Hunstanton business this week.

Members of staff at Sew On and Sew Forth on Beach Terrace Road discovered the charity pot had been stolen on Monday.

It is believed there was about £30 in the pot at the time.

An identical Stepping Stone charity pot to this one was stolen from Sew On and Sew Forth in Hunstanton(14577853)
An identical Stepping Stone charity pot to this one was stolen from Sew On and Sew Forth in Hunstanton(14577853)

Funds were being collected for Stepping Stones, a registered UK charity working to help vulnerable young children out of poverty in East India.

Staff member Angela Pickering said she goes out two or three times a year to handover the funds collected in the shop.

"We have been supporting them for quite a few years to help educate and feed 100 street children every day," Mrs Pickering said.

"Every penny goes to the charity. Nothing is claimed in expenses and it is donated by our customers.

"So for someone to steal it, you just think 'yuck, why?'

"We have a big screen in the shop and there are pictures put up so people can see what we are donating for."

Mrs Pickering said she was going to take the pot to a talk about Stepping Stones in Whittlesey on Monday, when she realised it had been stolen.


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