CHILDREN have been left upset after thieves stole material they were going to use to build their garden.
Youngsters from Holy Family Pre-School in Millbrook, Southampton, were excited about building raised flower beds and vegetable patches.
Parents have been fundraising and Totton Timber donated 12 planks of pine for the project which was to start next week.
Pre-school manger Sharon Kefby said: “It is so sad and disheartening. They are stealing from the children, they have taken away an experience from them. We are a charity and we can’t afford to replace these things.”
This is the second time they have been targeted. In September donated bamboo fencing was stolen.
Anyone with information about the incident should call Hampshire police on 101
(Reproduced from Southern Daily Echo, 27th Jan 2012)
Gardien Comment: Property Marking the wood with SelectaDNA would at least enable identification back to the school. See http://www.garden-security.co.uk/SelectaMark-Property-Marking.aspx