A RENOWNED British fashion brand offered to replace a paramedic’s stolen bag and purse - but the victim instead asked for the retailer to make a charity donation.
Radley London, famous for leather handbags and purses with their iconic dog logo, read about the paramedic’s misfortune online.
The victim’s bag was stolen from an ambulance while it was parked on Dale Road in Rawmarsh on March 21.
Keen to help an essential frontline worker, Radley’s appeal to track down the woman known as Che was shared over 37,000 times on Facebook.
Elizabeth Galton, head of marketing at Radley, said they were saddened by the theft during a stressful time for health workers and hailed her a “true hero”.
“Che is a true hero – keeping us safe whilst having to put herself at risk every day and we wanted to find her to show her how much we value her incredible service as an emergency care assistant,” added Ms Galton.
The company offered her a new bag and a purse but the paramedic turned down the offer and asked them to give a donation to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice instead.
“After sending Che a message, we found something even more special,” said Ms Galton.
“Rather than accept the gift we had proposed, Che asked us to donate to her local Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice instead.
“A truly selfless act, and we look forward to supporting them during this difficult time.”
- Jason Sheilds (35), of no fixed abode, was charged with theft from a motor vehicle and indicated a guilty plea when he appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
He is also charged with other offences and will next appear at Sheffield Crown Court on April 27.