Orkney teen vows to carry on after thieves raid fundraising box

A young Orkney charity fundraiser has vowed not to let sneak thieves stop her helping cancer patients after she was targeted.

Allisia Burton runs the Peedie Bun Box. Picture: Peedie Bun Box/ Facebook
Allisia Burton runs the Peedie Bun Box. Picture: Peedie Bun Box/ Facebook

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

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.

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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.”