Sunday, December 3, 2023

St. Luke’s Hospice van and tools stolen

LOCAL charity St. Luke’s Hospice has suffered the theft of an essential Transit van and maintenance tools.

The van was used by the Corporate Services team to transport items between Hospice locations, including PPE for the Hospice teams and other local health partners, and carried tools to enable maintenance across the Hospice sites.

Eileen Marshall, CEO at St. Luke’s Hospice;
“We are all very disappointed by the news. It’s vital for our day-to-day operations and unfortunately it’s doubly frustrating as the tools inside the van at the time were regularly used.
Although it’s insured we are now spending time with paperwork and having to make provisions to continue essential deliveries and maintenance. There’s also the likelihood our policy premium will increase which is understandable, but again, very disappointing”.

The Hospice is appealing to local vehicle companies in Basildon and Thurrock to please contact Eileen or Mark Crane if they feel they may be able to donate a van or replace any of the stolen tools. If you think your company could help, please call 01268 524973.

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