HEARTLESS thieves stole a car and a pot of charity cash from a Redruth nursery during the Christmas period.
It is believed thieves struck the Windmill Nursery in the town some time between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
They made off with the keys to the nursery’s Ford Galaxy, used to transport children to and from the centre, and around £300 in cash.
Jan Driver, who runs the nursery, said although the car is not worth much, it is a huge blow to the business.
She said: “We use the car every day in term time to pick up children from school to take to our after school club.
“The money included about £100 which we had raised for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Clare Gregovich, our former manager, who died suddenly from a heart attack last December in 2012. Staff and parents had donated the money. There was also some other cash taken.”
Ms Driver said it is the third time her business has been broken into since August.
She launched the nursery in 1990 after spending many years teaching children with additional needs.
Those with information are asked to call local police by dialling 101 and quoting crime reference number 334.