A community group set up a fundraiser after patio furniture was stolen from a Chigwell nursing home on Tuesday evening (Feb.2).

The incident is believed to have happened in terms of staff, but by the time police arrived the thieves had already escaped.

Save Our Green Space – Manford Way and Brocket Way Parks group set up the site after learning that thieves had stolen all of the furniture from the Pinewood Nursing Home in Manford Way.

Within 30 hours, the fundraising site has already raised £ 370 and it is hoped that the stolen furniture can be replaced in time for the summer.

Caroline Porter told the recorder that the group wanted to do something after learning of this gruesome act: “These residents were very busy and now they have stolen their furniture. We always want to help the local community when we can. “

Visit paypal.com/paypalme/Pinewoods to help the home purchase new furniture

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