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Community shows support after Poppy Appeal box theft in Waterloo

A COMMUNITY has rallied round to raise money after a Poppy Appeal collection box was stolen from a shop the morning after Remembrance Day.

The box, containing about £100, was stolen along with an Air Ambulance collection box from the Londis store on St John’s Road, Waterloo, just before 7.30am on Monday.

But shop owner and vice-chairman of the Crosby and Waterloo Royal British Legion, Jeff Cheetham, said donations had come flooding in since news of the theft spread.

He said: “So far, we’ve probably had about £350 donated, which is well above what we’ve lost.

“The reaction has really been heartwarming and we’d like to thank everyone.

“Lots of people have been making donations. Chris Kelly Driving School gave us £100 and we had another donation of £100 from someone who wanted to remain anonymous.

“It’s fabulous, it has been overwhelming how kind people have been.

“Some good always seems to come out of bad. I never doubted the public and you can’t get any warmer than Scousers.”

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