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Mobility scooter stolen from charity volunteer worker

A charity volunteer on the Isle of Wight has had his mobility scooter stolen, prompting police to investigate.

The victim, who is in his 40s, travels to the British Heart Foundation store in Newport where he volunteers on his scooter, and parks it outside the building on Taylor Road.

The scooter was last seen on Thursday26th June at 11am. By 12pm the same day, it was gone.

The scooter is electric blue in colour with black seat cover, battery cover and foot rug.

Investigating officer PC Matt Wilford said, "Both the victim and his wife use the scooter, and have had to obtain alternative help just to get around as a result of this theft.”

The 2014 London to Brighton Bike Ride is underway

Cyclists prepare for the London to Brighton Bike Ride 2014 Credit: British Heart Foundation

More than 28,000 cyclists have saddled up to take part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in the event's 39th year. The charity ride is organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The Head of Events at the BHF, Tristram Jones said:

“The London to Brighton Bike Ride is the flagship fundraising event for the BHF. I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the cyclists and their sponsors for their support.

"Every penny you raise helps us fund pioneering research that supports heart patients and their families in their fight for every heartbeat.

“We would also like to thank everyone who came to help at both the start in Clapham and the finish in Brighton. Our cyclists rely on the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to make the Bike Ride possible.”


Kent coast kayak challenge

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

A group of workmates from Folkestone have set themselves an incredible challenge - a 100 kilometre walk; a 10k run and a row all the way round the Kent coast. They aim to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

David Johns joined them as they prepare for their epic journey. He spoke to fundraisers Luke Quilter and Anna Smirnova.

Woman's 'selfie' after attack raises money for charity

Video. It's a craze that has helped raise millions of pounds for Cancer Research UK, the 'no make-up selfie' where women post bare faced pictures of themselves online and make a donation.

Now Jeanne Marie Ryan, who says she was attacked in a nightclub, has published a shocking photo of her battered face to raise money for victims of sexual abuse and violence.

Kerry Swain went to meet her and also spoke to Natalie Brook from the Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre.

Foster homes needed for lovely goats

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

It's the only registered UK charity that takes in abandoned and mistreated goats but Buttercups in Maidstone is at crisis point. So many goats have been taken in that they're full to bursting and desparately in need of people to foster the animals.

David Johns reports, speaking to sanctuary founder Bob Hitch, and volunteer helper Georgina Clements.


Police release pictures after theft of charity box

Do you know this man? Credit: Surrey Police

Police in Surrey would like help to identify a man caught on CCTV who they believe may be able to assist their investigation into a theft at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey. A charity box safe was stolen from the hospital chapel.

Police would like to talk to this man Credit: Surrey Police

Several enquiries have been made by officers who now believe the man shown in the CCTV images may be able to help with the investigation. The box was forcibly removed from the chapel wall, which will be costly to repair.

Kent pair help Sussex charity - in The Gambia

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Two women from Kent have just returned from a trip to one of the smallest countries in Africa. They went to The Gambia for a small charity in Sussex which is helping to educate and get healthcare to children.

David Johns reports, speaking to volunteer Jane Barlow and nurse Charlotte Barnett.

There's more information about the charity, BACE, at www.bacecharity.org.uk or on Jane's blog at http://someoneelsesshoesblog.com/You can also donate by texting BACE13 followed by your amount (eg £5, £10) to 70070.

Mystery donor gives 100 wedding dresses to charity

Video. If you are a bride-to-be on a budget, and looking for that all important dress, then a charity shop in Dorset may have exactly what you are looking for. Thanks to a mystery donor, there are 100 brand new wedding dresses on sale, worth a whopping £60,000.

But wannabe brides have been snapping them up at a fraction of the price. Kerry Swain reports.

Zoo keeper raises money for endanger monkeys

Jodie Dryden with a wild Sulawesi macaque in Indonesia Credit: Drusillas Park

Jodie Dryden, a zoo keeper at Drusillas Park, has raised more than £1000 to help an endangered species she looks after at the zoo in East Sussex.

She arranged a charity quiz to raise funds for the critically endangered Sulawesi black crested macaque.

Jodie with her cheque that will go to help endangered monkeys Credit: Drusillas Park

Over 250 people attended the quiz, which was hosted on the same night in 5 other zoos across the UK, and the total donated was £1243.

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