A farming family in Lancashire have been left disheartened after thieves stole money from an honesty box.
The incident took place on Tuesday March 9 between 9:30am and 2pm in Sabden, Lancashire.
Speaking to Farmers Guardian, dairy and sheep farmer Edward Gill, who runs The Milking Parlour, Sabden with his family said: “A friend in the village rang to ask if we had our red tin as he had found one empty in his hedge.
“I went to check and it had gone.
“Since opening in 2016, we have had incidents where people have stolen eggs but it is so disheartening that people have stolen money from the tin.
“Dad brought us up to treat everyone how you would like to be treated, and I teach my children the same as it is a good way of being, so you do not expect this to happen to you.”
Mr Gill added the family had been overwhelmed by support from villagers and the farming community.
“We have had private messages from people offering to send us the full amount in the tin as well as a sweet handwritten note with a £10 attached.
“Someone also came forward with some CCTV footage so we have handed it over to the police and investigations are underway.”