Cancer patients 'gutted' after yobs crush charity flowers in second attack
- Credit: Alan Kirkham
A pair of cancer patients aiming to raise cash for their oncology ward have once again been targeted by yobs who have trashed their sale stand.
Since then their neighbours and folk from across the Fine City have rallied together to get the mother and daughter duo back on track.
But after seven years of trying to raise money for the workers who helped them so much, the pair say they may give up their efforts altogether after they were once again targeted.
Julia, 75, came home from lunch on Sunday to find yet more plants had been stolen and some even vandalised.
She said: "It's so stressful. I really don't know what to make of it all.
"I came home at the weekend and saw more plants had been stolen - six of our larger plants and a few small ones were taken.
"A neighbour also came round to bring back a plant which had been kicked down the road and we saw a flower basket had been turned upside down and all the plants underneath had been crushed.
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"We bought a camera but it broke and now we're looking for the funds to get another but it's difficult."
All money raised from the plant stand goes towards the oncology department and others which help cancer patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).
But the latest incident has left the family considering if they continue with their stall at all.
Julia added: "Emma and I are wondering whether it's even worth carrying on.
"We're thinking it might be easier to just give it all up.
"I feel really down and it's upset Emma as well.
"I haven't contacted the police because I'm not sure they'd come round for something like this - but I'm just gutted about it all.
"People are still supportive of what we do and I've already have people tell me not to let the minority spoil things.
"But it's really difficult to keep going especially when it's off your own back - some people are so brazen and don't care what happens."