An Emsworth church has launched an appeal for help after thieves stole a poppy collection tin filled with donations for the Royal British Legion.
The collection tin was stolen from St James’ Church in Emsworth between Sunday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 10.
Churchwarden Tony Harris was devastated by the theft.
“The Armistice Day service has taken place in our church for 85 years,” said Tony.
“We had around 400 people in the church for the 3pm service on Sunday.
“The poppy box was full.
“We are not sure exactly when it went missing - I noticed the money box was missing on Tuesday.
“We have now started a recompense collection for the Royal British Legion.”
Anyone who has any further information is asked to contact police on 101, Tony on 01243 372029 or by email email@example.com
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