A charity set up to support grieving parents has been ransacked by thieves in Leeds.

The Charlie's Angel Centre Foundation was established in 2013. It was set up by Ruth Curtis and her family after her grandson Charlie died just 19 minutes after he was born. The service, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, offers counselling sessions, helplines and support groups.

In July thanks to fundraising and public donations, a new centre was opened in Beeston in Leeds.

Less than five months later it has been broken into and stolen from with each room left ransacked and damaged. Thousands of pounds worth of equipment including toys and games has been stolen.

They don't see the devastation we see, what we have to deal with. I was stood waiting for the police to show up and parents were coming for the counselling appointments who couldn't now come and were just bursting into tears. It's wrong.

Clive Key, Charlie's Angel Foundation

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