Thieves steal wishing well money

Thieves vandalised the wishing well in the Old Town during the weekend, stealing all of the cash left by generous members of the public for charity.

The well, in Rock-a-Nore Road, is owned by Hastings Rotary Club and used by the Winkle Club.

Richard Read, chairman of Hastings Winkle Club, next to the wishing well, Rock-a-Nore Road, which was vandalised over the weekend by thieves and money taken.
28/1/14

Richard Read, chairman of Hastings Winkle Club, next to the wishing well, Rock-a-Nore Road, which was vandalised over the weekend by thieves and money taken. 28/1/14

It was last vandalised in January 2011.

Richard Stevens, vice-chairman of the Winkle Club, said: “The thieves must have been very determined this time because the welded access plate had been removed completely. All the coinage has gone and that must have been quite a heavy haul to take away. It is sickening because all the money collected goes to good local causes and the Wishing Well is a jointly run project between the Winkle and the Rotary Club. People who do this sort of thing are the lowest of the low.”

 

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