LOROS Hospice devastated after thieves cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to their mobile resource centre

Published on 10th October 2018

The mobile resource centre, known as LOROS Local was targeted on 8th October, at the start of the most important week in the Hospice’s calendar, Hospice Care Week 8th – 14th October. The thieves targeted the vehicle while it was parked on site, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

This has had a huge impact on planned events that were scheduled across the city, county and Rutland, for community awareness raising as part of Hospice Care Week. It may also affect planned fundraising events at the weekend, including the annual Open Day, the Big Day Out at LOROS and the Leicester Marathon.

LOROS is unsure how long it will take to repair the damage caused, and how much this will impact on the services offered to patients and families in the community. This includes the complementary therapy clinics offered in Hinckley and Melton Mowbray.

Pam Farmer, a carer from Hinckley receives complementary therapy on LOROS Local, she said: “Having access to LOROS Local is just that little bit of help for carers like me, and to have it taken away like this is just awful. It’s mindless.

“The people who damaged LOROS Local may need the services themselves one day. I’m so disappointed.”

Director of Care Services, Jo Kavanagh said: “We’re disappointed and saddened that LOROS Local has been targeted and at such an important time for us as a Hospice. Hospice Care Week is about raising awareness of our services and how we support the local community; LOROS Local is a vital part of this.

“Not only will this affect planned events, but without our mobile resource centre, patients and their families will not receive support out in the community, which is very sad.” The incident has been reported to the police.

If anyone has any information, can they please contact Leicestershire Police directly via 101.

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