Colin Grainger

Thief causes heartbreak for charity working with disabled young people

A thief has caused heartbreak for a charity working with disabled youngsters – by making off with a specialist trike from their base in Canning Town.

The thief struck earlier this week at the Terence Brown Arc In The Park in Hermit Road park in Canning Town, home of charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve.

  • AAA’s headquarters in Canning Town

The specialist trike, which cost more than £1,500, brings joy to youngsters in the care of the charity. Now local people are being asked to keep an eye open for the trike, which is not normally seen out on the street.

“It is a bit of a blow to us, and completely unexpected, ” said charity founder Kevin Jenkins.

“We are hoping that this was an opportunist theft and the person who took it will have a conscience and return it,” he said.

The bike was taken between 2 and 3pm on Monday March 5.  Forest Gate police are investigating the incident.

“The bike is about 8 to 9ft long and has a basket on the back and is extensively used by our disabled youngsters. It will take some time to replace,” said Kevin.

Anyone who has any information about the theft is asked to contact Kevin at or phone him on 07860 487727 , contact your nearest police station, or phone AAA’s base on (020) 8511 4253.

+ Featured image.  The stolen trike

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This article was written on 08 Mar 2018, and is filed under AAA, Ambition Aspire Achieve, Arc In The Park, Canning Town, Charity/Third sector, crime.

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