Good samaritan offers tools to Eden Rose Coppice Trust after Brickmakers’ Wood site burgled

Brickmakers Wood in Ipswich, which runs skills projects for young people with learning difficulties,

Brickmakers Wood in Ipswich, which runs skills projects for young people with learning difficulties, and provides a calm atmosphere for terminally ill people has been broken into. Rob Brooks next to some of the damage. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A good samaritan has come forward and offered to donate some tools to the Eden Rose Coppice Trust, after its Brickmakers’ Wood site was burgled on Sunday.

Burglars broke in to the hut at the site some time on Sunday, smashing the glass of the building and taking around £1,500 worth of tools.

Now, a generous donor from Sudbury has offered his tools to the cause.

A caller known as Andy, from Sudbury, called into the BBC Breakfast Show to offer his support, and told the BBC: “I don’t have many [tools] but if it is a start you can just get in contact with me.

“It just pulls on my heartstrings this morning when I heard it.

“It’s bad enough for households and that kind of thing, but for organisations like yourself it’s just terrible.”

Jo Brooks, manager of the site with father Rob, told the BBC that it was “going to make such a difference” and added that the burglary wouldn’t stop its work.

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