Callous thieves have caused thousands of pounds of damage to a mobile resource centre, used by the LOROS charity to support cancer sufferers and their families across Leicestershire.
Known as the ‘Loros Local’ it was targeted while was parked at the charity’s base in Groby Road, Leicester, with the entire exhaust system stolen.
It’ll cost around £2,000 to replace.
Staff say it couldn’t not have come at a worse time as it is Hospice Care Week and the unit was due to be taken to a number of locations to raise awareness of its work with people at the end of their lives.
Director of Care Services, Jo Kavanagh said: “We’re disappointed and saddened that LOROS Local has been targeted and at such an important time for us as a Hospice. Hospice Care Week is about raising awareness of our services and how we support the local community; LOROS Local is a vital part of this.
“Not only will this affect planned events, but without our mobile resource centre, patients and their families will not receive support out in the community, which is very sad.”