Nearly £300 has been stolen from a charity tub at Bishop’s butchers in Uckfield High Street.
The money had been collected for Uckfield Lions Club for their Easter egg basket raffle and was due to be donated to Kent Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance.
Bishop’s said on Facebook they were ‘devastated’ that someone would steal from a charity.
They added Lions had said they would honour the raffle and it will be drawn as planned on Easter Sunday.
The police have been informed and anyone with information, or knows of the person who has done this, is asked to contact the butchers on 01825 762820.
The Bishop’s Facebook post said: “Myself and the team are absolutely gutted that this has happened. We have worked with the Lions Club for many years to help fund raise to their chosen cause and we are saddened that all that money has been stolen.”
• News of the theft comes as the air ambulance charity has announced that an Uckfield area man has won a £1,000 prize in a lottery they run. See: Uckfield area man wins £1,000 lottery prize.