Mixed fortunes for charity group

PUBLISHED: 10:10 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:21 26 October 2009

Sean Cox happy at receiving a cheque from Philippa Smith, manager at JJ Burgess, and Margaret Burgess. Mayor Carl Storer was also at the presentation

Sean Cox happy at receiving a cheque from Philippa Smith, manager at JJ Burgess, and Margaret Burgess. Mayor Carl Storer was also at the presentation

A HAUL of alcohol belonging to a charity has been stolen. Booze worth around £500 was taken when a garage was broken into in Cherry Croft, WGC. Wine donated from around the world, along with cases of beer, cider and spirits were due to be used as raffle p

A HAUL of alcohol belonging to a charity has been stolen.

Booze worth around £500 was taken when a garage was broken into in Cherry Croft, WGC.

Wine donated from around the world, along with cases of beer, cider and spirits were due to be used as raffle prizes for the Mixed Group, which provides Christmas dinner for the elderly and lonely each year.

Charity organiser Sean Cox said it was devastating for the charity.

He said: "They must have kicked the door open as the lock was still on. But when I returned home, the garage was wrenched up 45 degrees."

The thieves broke in between 7.20pm and 11.15pm last Tuesday.

Anyone with information should call Charlotte Hartley at Hatfield police station on 01707 638000.

n On a happier note, the Mixed Group received a cheque for £500 from a firm of funeral directors.

The Christmas lunch charity and Isabel Hospice both received equal cheques from JJ Burgess in Hatfield.

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