A charity in Whitton are trying to recoup over £800 after they were burgled earlier this week.

Shooting Star Charity had £832 stolen from them, when they were burgled after on October 1. Police were called at approximately 7:30 am on October 2.

Employees at the charity shop told the Richmond and Twickenham Times that the store was broken into through the back door.

It is believed that the incident took place at some point after the shop closed on Monday. Police from the South West Command Unit investigate.

In a bid to recoup the money stolen Claire Cooke along with others in the community have set up a Just Giving page. So far 76 percent of their target has been met, Claire said: "Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the Shooting Star Chase Charity appeal.

"Thanks also to Quinssa Rugby members supporting the Shooting Star Chase Charity. Members of the community, including myself, are utterly horrified that someone would steal from a children's charity."

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote CAD 1327/2Oct; alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.