Surfleet Cafe theft has good ending

A little girl having treatment for a type of bone cancer will enjoy a special outing thanks to kind-hearted people in South Holland.

A little girl having treatment for a type of bone cancer will enjoy a special outing thanks to kind-hearted people in South Holland.

People were outraged to read in these newspapers that a collection box containing £37 for the local 10-year-old with Ewing’s sarcoma had been stolen from Surfleet Cafe.

People started donating money, including £100 raised by staff at Freshlinc in Spalding who put loose change into a pot over two or three weeks.

Surfleet cafe manager Jayne Patchett said: “We had two people who read the story and gave us £37 and several people gave £5 or £10. I opened the door one morning and a guy said, ‘Good morning. Here’s £10’. Another lady who sells aloe vera gave up her commission for two months and gave us £60.

“So it turned out good in the end. Something good came out of something bad.”

HGV driver for Freshlinc Robert Admans handed over the cheque for £100 at Surfleet Cafe, bringing the total raised to £570.