Birmingham charity donate art to 5-year-old after thieves steal from honesty shop

Rosy Clare and Harry, and a picture of the art work that'll be donated Credit: ITV News / @laddmedia

A Birmingham art charity is donating a mural to a five-year-old boy after thieves stole from his honesty shop.

Harry Clare, who has a tiny stall outside his family's farm in Worcestershire, discovered the harsh realities of business earlier this week.

Customers usually pay into an honesty box for his goods but some not-so-honest passers-by took it.

Rosy Clare, Harry's mum, shared the story on social media, and it quickly went viral, with people from all over the world offering their support.

A JustGiving page, set up to raise money for Acorn's Children's Hospice, has since raised nearly £6,000.

This morning (17th July), Birmingham-based 'Art4Charity' added its name to the ever-growing list.

It said it would donate a printed piece of the Forward in Unity mural - which was recently created by graffiti artist Gent 48.

Gent 48's mural on Meriden Street in Digbeth Credit: Edwin Ladd - @laddmedia

Despite the ordeal the five-year-old has vowed to keep trading.

  • ITV News Reporter Stacey Foster caught up with Harry earlier this week

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