DONATIONS poured into charities after a thief stole collection tins.
Lee White, 35, of Locksway Road, Milton, was jailed for 12 weeks after admitting stealing four tins from pubs in Portsmouth.
He took a tin for Motiv8 from the Milton Arms, and one for Tom Prince Cancer Trust from the Thatched House pub.
Milton Arms co-owner Chris Vaux had chosen to raise money for Motiv8 after best friend Matt Berry died in 2004.
Chris said fundraisers had now been planned.
‘The end result is that we are goigng to get some more money,’ he said.
‘It’s raised the profile of the charity.’
Fellow co-owner Steve Hudson added: ‘Pete Higgins from the Betting Room immediately added £50 to the charity after seeing what happened.’
CCTV footage snared a bungling White stealing the tin at the Milton Arms and nearly drop it.
Portsmouth magistrates jailed White on Friday after he pleaded guilty to four counts of theft.