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The lo­cal com­mu­nity came to Thames Hospice’s res­cue when thieves broke into the char­ity’s main­te­nance van and stole ex­pen­sive power drills, spe­cial­ist elec­tri­cal equip­ment and hand tools, as well as dam­ag­ing the ve­hi­cle.

The break-in caused sig­nif­i­cant dis­rup­tion to the char­ity’s main­te­nance team, whose van was taken off the road to be re­paired. How­ever, a so­cial me­dia plea led to un­prece­dented acts of kind­ness from lo­cal peo­ple, in­clud­ing lead­ing power tools man­u­fac­turer Stan­ley Black and Decker.

Col­leagues from the global or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Slough Head Of­fice saw Thames Hospice’s Face­book post and, that very same day, ar­rived at the Hospice with new tools and equip­ment; in­cred­i­bly, re­plac­ing every stolen item and more for free. As well as this, the pub­lic has do­nated nearly £800 to help the Hospice in­crease its ve­hi­cle se­cu­rity in the wake of the mind­less at­tack.

Tom Fen­wicke-Clen­nell, Prod­uct Di­rec­tor, Stan­ley Black and Decker, left with hospice staff

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