Theft of Dan & Dave Chatteris2Tokyo collection box in aid of Children In Need leaves mum ‘absolutely appalled and disgusted’

Officers want to speak to this woman in connection with the theft of a fundraising collection box fo

Officers want to speak to this woman in connection with the theft of a fundraising collection box for an event in aid of Children in Need. Picture: POLICING FENLAND. - Credit: Archant

“I am absolutely appalled and disgusted” - those were the words of Kathy Whittaker, mum of one half of Chatteris fundraising duo Dan & Dave: Chatteris2Tokyo after a collection box in aid of their Children in Need fundraiser was stolen.

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO - Credit: Archant

The charity collection tin was taken from the Applegreen filling station in Bridge Street, Chatteris, at just before 2pm on November 1 and police have since released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Mrs Whittaker said on social media: “I am absolutely appalled and disgusted that someone would steal one of the Dan and Dave Chatteris2Tokyo charity boxes.

“The police have been informed and said person has been caught on CCTV. I am so angry right now.

“How anyone can steal a charity box and sleep at night is beyond me.”


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Dan Handley and Dave Brooks travelled 13,800 miles from Chatteris to Tokyo in less than 60 days and raised around £4,000 for Children in Need.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 35/42462/18 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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