A DENTIST and her daughter have thanked their local community after they rallied round to replace charity donations stolen by thieves.
Freya Harris (16) and her mum Nikki were raising money to buy toothbrushes for a charity volunteering trip to Cambodia. The pair are travelling to Cambodia on June 30 with the international charity Dentaid and will be part of a team providing emergency dental treatment for poor and remote communities who have no other access to dental care.
Freya had set up an honesty stall at the bottom of the family’s driveway in Whimple. She used it to sell plants, produce and flowers and had raised about £800 towards to cost of her trip in the last year.
However, last Saturday (June 9) thieves stole the contents of the donation box that would have been spent on the charity trip.
“It was very disappointing that someone prised open the cash box from the stall and stole the money,” said Mrs Harris. “There wasn’t much money in it at the time but it was all going to be used to buy extra toothbrushes and items for the children we will be treating in Cambodia.”