Callous thieves steal South Lakes hospice fundraiser sign

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Fundraisers: A previous summer fair held by Leven Valley Support Group for St Mary's Hospice
Fundraisers: A previous summer fair held by Leven Valley Support Group for St Mary's Hospice
16 June 2017 4:36PM

CALLOUS criminals have stolen a banner from the A590 put in place to advertise a local hospice fundraiser.

Dorothy Crabtree, chairman of the Leven Valley Support Group for St Mary's Hospice, says she has lost faith in people following the theft.

The large banner had been put up on the side of the A590 near the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

It was advertising this weekend's summer fair and car boot sale held in Haverthwaite which raises money for the Ulverston hospice.

Between Tuesday June 6 and Thursday June 8, the banner was stolen, leaving only four torn corners attached to a wooden frame.

Mrs Crabtree said: "We've another two up further down the A590 and every time we pass we hope they're still there. You lose faith in people."

Mrs Crabtree is determined not to let the crime get to her but she will not be replacing the banner, which cost £60 to make.

The summer fair will take place on Haverthwaite Playing Field tomorrow, from 9am.

Anyone with information about the stolen sign can contact the police on 101.

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