Homeless charity robbed

The homeless charity the Nomad Trust appeals for help after its warehouse was robbed. Photo:  Marc Brüneke via Flickr.
The homeless charity the Nomad Trust appeals for help after its warehouse was robbed. Photo: Marc Brüneke via Flickr.

A warehouse belonging to the Nomad Trust, a charity helping homeless people in Lincoln, has been burgled. The charity is now appealing for help to recover a stolen van.

The most important item stolen from the warehouse on Monks Way is a van used to collect and deliver items to the charity shop on Sincil Street. The Van is a 3.5 tonne blue Renault Master. The thieves also caused other material damage costing hundreds of pounds to repair.

“It’s a great shame that we have been compromised in such a dreadful way,” said Malcolm Barham, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire YMCA.

“Clearly this setback is going to have a great impact on the operation of the charity shop which contributes to our fundraising efforts and the support that we provide to members of our local community.”

Malcolm continued: “Because of recent cuts to our funding it will be a struggle for us to replace the van and repair the damage to warehouse shutter. We need the support of the public to help us find our van, and to consider supporting us with donations to get us back on our feet.”

Lincolnshire Police have launched an investigation and are trying to track down the stolen vehicle.

If you have any information in relation to the stolen van please call the police on 101 quoting incident number 53 of 12th February 2015.

Donations can be made via the Lincolnshire YMCA and Nomad Trust JustGiving page or dropped off at the charity shop on Sincil Street.

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