Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Childrens' holiday money stolen from St Andrew's Church

I was saddened to read in the South London Press today that St Andrew's Church on Brockley Road has been broken into twice in the last fortnight and that a safe containing money parents had paid for their kids to go on a week-long activity holiday was stolen. The children were due to go to Macaroni Wood in Gloucestershire, but the trip may have to be cancelled now. Video and computer equipment was also stolen. Anyone interested in helping St Andrews get back on its feet can e-mail Johann saintandys@aol.com or call 020 8314 5118. According to the article a 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with the burglaries and bailed, but it doesn't mention whether the cash was retrieved.

Update 7th August: very pleased to read in Friday's SLP that thanks to donations from the council, Brockley Society, Brockley Police and Community Advice Centre and a personal donation from the Mayor, the children from St Andrew's Youth Club will be going on holiday afterall.

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