POLICE are appealing for information after money raised for the NSPCC was stolen during a burglary.
Windows were smashed and the day’s takings, plus £90 worth of charitable donations, were stolen from a safe at Johnsons Cleaners in Sealand Road, Chester, during the early hours of Monday.
Earlier this month the company held its Johnsons National Cares Day in support of the NSPCC and the money raised from the event was in the safe.
The company has already said it would replace the stolen donations but has appealed to anyone who has any information about the incident to contact the police.
Paul Ogle, the company’s managing director, said: “Many thanks go to the local community who came out and made our National Charity Day the success that it was. It’s a shame this situation has occurred but we are ensuring our customers’ donations will be honoured.”
Branches across the UK took part in the charity day and hosted fundraising activities. The branch in Chester took part in a Hawaiian themed fancy dress event and held a raffle with some great prizes, and staff also sold cupcakes.
If anyone has information regarding the burglary they should contact Chester police on 01244 350000.