'It's terrible that someone would go and do that to them' - Fundraiser set up for East Lothian charity after break in

Tranent local Laura Dickson has set up a Crowdfunder after the town’s Salvation Army premises were broken into overnight

By Rachel Mackie
Friday, 24th April 2020, 4:55 pm
Updated Friday, 24th April 2020, 5:23 pm
Local sets up fundraiser after charity shop is broken into
Local sets up fundraiser after charity shop is broken into

Tranent local, Laura Dickson, has set up a Crowdfunder to raise £100 for the Salvation Army after their premises based on Winton Place were broken into and a three figure sum was taken.

After seeing the news on the town’s Facebook page about the charity’s loss, Laura decided to do something to help.

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She said: “It’s just ridiculous, the Salvation Army helps people, especially during this time, it’s terrible that someone would go and do that to them.

“I thought, ‘well, I’m off today just sitting in the sun’ so I had time to do something to help.”

Laura, 31, is staying with her parents in Tranent during lockdown so she can work while her mum and dad help babysit her 18 month old daughter.

She continued: “I’ve done charity work in the past, I used to work for Action for Children and have dipped in and out of charity fundraising before so I know a bit about it. I’d already thought about doing some fundraising and then this happened.

The page, initially set up to reach £100 has already hit the £150 mark.

Laura, who works as a residential childcare support worker for East Lothian Council, concluded: “People care about the place they live, well, most people care about the place they live, and it keeps people going, especially at this time.”

Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report in the early hours of this morning, Friday, 24 April, of a housebreaking at a business premises in the Winton Place area of Tranent. A three figure sum of cash was taken and enquiries are ongoing”.

To donate to Laura’s fundraiser, click here.

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