Herald readers step in to support Strathcarron fundraisers robbed in Falkirk

The Allsorts team that took part in the It's A Knockout fundraising event
The Allsorts team that took part in the It's A Knockout fundraising event

A team of Strathcarron Hospice fundraisers robbed by a callous crook have received substantial donations from kind-hearted Falkirk Herald readers to make up for their loss.

We reported last week that the Allsorts, a group of pals who took part in the recent It’s A Knockout event in Callendar Park, had £170 in sponsorship cash stolen by the heartless thief.

The team pledged to recoup the money which had been earmarked for Strathcarron – but then several of our readers stepped in with generous offers of support.

One Falkirk Herald reader, who asked to remain anonymous, visited our office in Manor Street on Tuesday to personally donate £170 to the Allsorts.

He said: “When I read the story in last week’s paper, I couldn’t believe someone would stoop so low to rob a team who are out raising money for Strathcarron.

“I felt I had to offer them my support.”

Friends of Allsorts members Karlene, Elspeth and Shona also donated a further £170 for Strathcarron, while Shona’s employers MacDonald & Morson Dental Practice in Alloa has given £100.

Bannockburn & Borestone Bowling Club raised £135 at a tie last Saturday, while the Denny branch of the SNP donated an impressive £200.

A further anonymous donor gave £50.

Team leader Caroline Russell, from Dunipace, said: “We’re absolutely amazed at people’s generosity.”