Stolen charity cash replaced

A generous donor gives £500 to 4-year-old with a rare condition who had money for a custom-made wig stolen from her home.

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£500 donor: "I wanted to give something back"

A Milford Haven four-year-old, whose genetic condition means she'll never have hair, is being helped after money intended for a custom-made wig was stolen.

Brian Skuse saw Brooke Keesmaat's story on ITV Wales, and has donated £500 for a replacement.

"People in Pembrokeshire have been so nice and friendly" said Brian, who moved to the area a few years ago.

"I wanted to give something back to the community, and I thought this donation would be the rightful thing to do".


Police seek witnesses over theft of 4-year-old's charity cash

Dyfed Powys Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of £500 in cash from a home in the Mount Estate, Milford Haven.

The theft occurred in Larch Road between 12:30pm and 5:30pm on Tuesday 18th September 2012.

Detective Geoff Asson said “This is a particularly despicable theft as the money taken was raised to help a four year-old girl who suffers with a severe condition. “

Brooke Keesmaat suffers from Ectodermal dysplasia, which causes baldness. The £500 stolen was intended to purchase a custom made wig for Brooke.

It’s upsetting to think that someone has been in our home, but it’s more upsetting that this money was raised to help Brooke have a better quality of life.

As she gets older, her appearance is important to her, this wig would have changed her life, we are devastated

– Kirsty, Brooke Keesmaat's mother
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