Orkney teen vows to carry on after thieves raid fundraising box

Allisia Burton runs the Peedie Bun Box. Picture: Peedie Bun Box/ Facebook
Allisia Burton runs the Peedie Bun Box. Picture: Peedie Bun Box/ Facebook
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A young Orkney charity fundraiser has vowed not to let sneak thieves stop her helping cancer patients after she was targeted.

Allisia Burton, 15, runs the Peedie Bun Box in Kirkwall using a small wooden honesty box at the end of her road.

Luckily this has never happened before, but I did not expect this in Orkney.

She makes a variety of home bakes to raise money for the Macmillan cancer charity. However thieves stole the contents earlier this week and a small Christmas tree beside it was vandalised.

Allisia said: “I’m disappointed [but] Macmillan is a really worthwhile charity so I’m going to carry on.”

Commenting on the Peedie Bun Box Facebook page, she said: “I’m disappointed that between 10:30 last night and 7:00 this morning (22 December), someone stole the contents of The Peedie Bun Box.

“Luckily this has never happened before, but I did not expect this in Orkney.

“Thank you to everyone who has been honest and supported me.”