Goostrey Pre-School sent a shocking email yesterday confirming that they have been the victim of a very significant theft.
Here is the text of the statement:
It is with great sadness that the Trustees have to announce that Goostrey Pre-School has fallen victim to the theft of a significant amount of money.
All appropriate bodies have been notified and Goostrey Pre-School are continuing to work with the police.
We are advised that the Police have now completed their initial investigation and have made an arrest.
None of the current Trustees or past or present staff are implicated and Pre-School will continue to operate as normal.
As it is an ongoing police investigation, we cannot give any more details at this time. However all current parents as well as those from the previous 2 years are receiving this email.
We assure you that there is no risk to the children, and never has been, and we are taking all appropriate steps to recover as much of the money as we can.
The day-to-day running of Goostrey Pre-School should not be adversely affected. However, it is more important than ever that we continue to raise funds for Pre-School, particularly in the short-term, and we remain grateful for any and all donations or fundraising efforts.
We hope you will continue to support Goostrey Pre-School through this difficult time and we are thankful for the support we have received thus far.
Goostrey Pre-School Trustees
It seems inconceivable that someone could target such a brilliant charity that has supported the children of our village since 1967, but to do so at Christmas is an outrage. Reaction on social media has understandably reflected the shock, distress and the palpable anger that residents feel for someone who could target the pre school.
It’s encouraging that a suspect has been arrested, and we can only hope that the wheels of justice grind both fine and swiftly in this instance.
Love Goostrey will be doing everything possible to help fundraise for the pre school in the coming months. We know that our readers and our village has always come together in an incredible way when tough obstacles are placed in our path.
We hope you join us in sparing a thought for the amazing work that the teachers and committee do to keep this precious resource in our village. We also hope you’ll spare a thought for the children who get so much from the pre-school throughout the year.
More news will follow as we get it.