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Five-year old donates £14 pocket money to a Worcester church after burglary

by Alex Collett

A five-year old school boy has donated £14 pocket money to a church in Worcester, after it was broken into and was left with a lot of damage.

A set of hand bells were taken and there was significant damage to doors and windows.

Freddie Beaman-Evans, a student at Upper Arley CE Primary School, had saved the money over a two year period by doing little jobs around the house, earning 10p or 20p each time from his parents.

Thieves targeted his local St Peter's Church in Upper Arley on Christmas Eve and when his parents told him about it, he couldn't stop asking questions. 

He couldn't understand why anyone would want to steal from a church. 

His school also held a non-uniform day to help raise money for the church.

Freddie's mum, Charlotte Beaman-Evans told ITV said: "Driving home from school after finding out about the break-in, Freddie couldn't stop asking questions about the 'bad people'.

"When he said he wanted to give his pocket money to help, we thought that he'd forget about it by Monday, but on Sunday he started to write a letter to the church and was adamant that this was what he wanted to do. We are super proud of him!"

The gesture left the Church Treasurer in tears and they are very thankful for Freddie's donation.

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