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Thieves Ransacked Nursery And Stole Christmas Party Money

14/08/2014 16:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

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A community rallied together to save Christmas for toddlers after thieves ransacked their nursery.

Windows were smashed and locked cupboards were forced open with a hammer, as the thieves made off with three iPads and £400 raised from class teas to pay for a festive party for the children.

Nicola Black, head of Parkhead Community Nursery in Glasgown, said parents were 'devastated' by the news and shocked that someone could steal from the children.

But she added: "We will not be defeated by these people and we had to go ahead with our plans for the sake of the children."

News of the break-in spread throughout the area and businesses and groups jumped at the chance to help.

Santander, Glasgow Taxis, Asda and Capital FM were among those that donated treats and cash, in addition to Celtic FC Foundation which donated £500.

Ms Black said: "The Parkhead and Shettleston area often gets a bad name.

"We are a deprived area and don't have a lot of funding, but our families go over and above to support the children." Police are now investigating the incident and are urging anyone with information to call 101.

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