Victims of a burglaryare fighting back with their own fundraising campaign.
The scout hut on St John’s Road in Heysham was broken into days before Christmas, causing damage to a fire door which cost hundreds to replace.
Children’s games, toys and sweets were stolen, along with food and drink from the kitchen and a wheelie bin.
But undeterred by the break-in, the 3rd Morecambe and Heysham Uniformed Group have launched a ‘Beat the Burglar’ campaign in an effort to raise more funds to benefit everyone.
Chairperson Kirsty Mosley said: “This was a real big blow to our funds and all the money we had raised over Christmas and last year was raised for days out and activities for the kids.
“We have now had to use this money to put right the damage the thieves have caused.Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Explorers meet at the hut and everyone was very upset because money is so tight.
“I decided to try and raise the children’s spirits with the “Beat the Burglar” campaign.
“We are holding a Valentine’s disco at the hut on February 15 and a local DJ Colin Wood has agreed to do this for free. This will not only be a great night for the kids but will help us raise some money.
“We will also be having a fundraising night at Morecambe Superbowl on March 1, which will be a family fun night out.Tickets are £15 and the event is open to everyone.
“We were all devastated about the thefts but its all about raising money for the kids.”
Call Kirsty on 07951111233 or Morecambe Superbowl on 01524 400974 for tickets.
Police said they were investigating the burglary, which occurred between December 20 and 23. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anounymously on 0800 555 111.