Money stolen from grassroots library raising funds for a hospice in Dacorum

All the money raised at this new community library was stolen.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:10 pm

A recently-formed grassroots library in Berkhamsted was robbed of the money it raised for the Hospice of St Francis.

Brig Lend library, was set up six weeks ago and invites customers to lend, borrow or buy books, magazines and videos.

Geoff Wiggett runs this mini-library from the footpath running through his garden, donations can placed in a bucket on the bottom shelf.

Hertfordshire police have been made aware of this theft

Geoff discovered the contents of this bucket had been emptied and taken. He estimates there was only £10 to £20 in the bucket, but now has to find another method of raising money for the home.

Geoff said: "Yesterday someone stole the money collected so far, probably £10 - £20. I have had to find other ways of collecting the money as I cannot afford to lose more to selfish people who have no respect for people nearing the end of their lives.

"I have reported the theft to the police. If anyone has any information about the theft, contact Herts police by calling 101 or online at www.hertspolice.uk quoting crime number 41/40738/21."

Every day Geoff opens up the library, which is located just off the canal bridge that connects Bank Mill and Bank Mill Lane near to the now-closed Old Mill pub.