Patrons of The Village Café gave spare change to Marie Curie Cancer Care through a donations box on the front counter. Over time, they raised roughly £200 for the charity—until one day the box was stolen.
Local resident Steve Berry turned to Twitter to get the money back. He started the hashtag #stolencharitybox and tweeted the story with an appeal for donations. His request was retweeted and people began to donate.
Two weeks later, his message inspired enough people to surpass the original stolen amount to raise £335 for nurses and hospice care for the terminally ill.