A charity that does a lot of work in South Gloucestershire is appealing to the public after a money spinner containing hundreds of pounds was stolen.

Jessie May works at providing stay at home care for terminally ill children across the South West.

They often take part in large fundraising events but have reported that a money spinner inside Clifton Down Shopping Centre was robbed.

The theft took place on January 9 at around 7.45am.

Secured by a metal chain to the wall was broken in to and donations taken.

CCTV footage is being looked at by Avon and Somerset Police, but anyone who may have information regarding the incident should get in touch with police via 101 and quote the reference number: 5219005543

Julian Withers, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Jessie May, said: “Some very sad news to share today. Unfortunately, the Jessie May Money Spinner in Clifton Down Shopping Centre was broken in to yesterday morning. All the donations inside have been stolen.

“We are devastated that the money generously donated by visitors to the shopping centre has been deprived of our charity, and ultimately the families caring for a terminally ill child, who need our nurses’ support.

“It is not known exactly how much money has been stolen but we can estimate this could be several hundreds of pounds, which is now lost."