Heartless thieves have stolen ten clothing banks belonging to the Air Ambulance Service that operates life saving helicopters across the Hfm Region.
Three of them were taken from sites in Northamptonshire – two in Daventry and one in Woodford Halse – others vanished in Warwickshire and Birmingham.
It is thought the bright yellow banks – thought to have been loaded onto the back of vans – were taken so the metal their made from can be sold on.
The charity says it will now lose vital income from the sale of donated goods.
National Recycling Manager for The Air Ambulance Service, Clare Harby told Hfm: “The loss of our banks will have a huge impact on the charity both in the replacement costs and the loss of the generous donations placed in them.
These are so vital to our fundraising and the impact will be felt by both the charity and the public who use our banks to donate their pre-loved items.”
The Air Ambulance Service is urging bank sites not to agree to any bank collections and to check with the charity even if paperwork is provided. Please call 01509 670989.