Theft of collection boxes ‘appalling’

Noel Williams (file photo)
Noel Williams (file photo)

Alliance Councillor Noel Williams has condemned the theft of a Wings Appeal collection box in the Carrickfergus area.

The box was found in the Minorca Drive area recently; it had been cut open and any contents removed. It is not known where the box was stolen from.

Cllr Williams indicated a similar collection box was found six weeks ago in the Lancasterian Street area; however, a small amount of money was still inside.

“It’s appalling that someone would go out and steal a charity collection box,” Cllr Williams said.

This year’s Wings Appeal raised a total of £35,000 in Carrickfergus.