A HOSPICE charity says it is grateful for a donation after one of its vans was vandalised by thieves.
The News reported that a Rowans Hospice charity van, used for transporting goods that are sold in its stores to raise funds, was damaged.
Thieves took a catalytic particulate filter some time between March 21 and March 23. Josh Gorrad, 23, a carer, of Wheatlands, Titchfield Common, read about the damage in The News and decided to donate £500 to the hospice.
Anne Yendell, director of income generation and communications, said: ‘I am overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness shown by Josh and on behalf of everyone at The Rowans Hospice, in particular the van drivers, a big thank you.’
The repair works would have cost £1,850, but Richmond Citroen, in Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, has agreed to carry out the work for £1,300.
Anyone with information about the theft should call 101 and quote crime reference number 44150099338.