A thief who stole a collection tin price £300 for cancer patient Oscar Saxelby-Lee, has been jailed for 18 weeks.
Lewis Isley, 41, admitted to stealing the donations from a grill bar in Lowesmoor, Worcester.
Oscar’s dad and mom revealed immediately they’d reached a £500,000 fundraising goal for the boy’s leukaemia remedy in Singapore.
The household, from Worcester, have been elevating cash since assessments final month confirmed he nonetheless had cancer following a stem cell transplant in May.
Isley, of Upton-upon-Severn, was additionally ordered to pay again the £300 as compensation when he was sentenced on September 25.
He was caught on CCTV stealing the cash from Sophie’s Grill, whereas workers have been away from the until at round 10.20pm on September 22.
Sophie Wall, who owns the outlet, stated she seen the tin was lacking when she arrived the following day and checked their CCTV footage.
‘We have been nonetheless open [at the time of the theft]. There have been two members of workers, they have been within the again washing up.
‘Our front door is right by the till – he could just reach in and didn’t even want to shut the door first.
‘The workers and myself have been very upset that somebody might do one thing so heartless.
‘It really upset us all and we are happy that the man has been caught and is paying for the upset that he has caused.’
Oscar’s stem cell remedy occurred after a donor was discovered amongst a queue of 5,000 who utilized to offer bone marrow to him.
But his leukaemia returned, main his dad and mom to attempt to increase £500,000 for remedy overseas as no different choices have been accessible on the NHS.
They have been instructed his solely hope was costly CAR-T cell remedy, presently solely accessible in Singapore, alongside one other bone marrow transplant.
Many have donated on-line whereas others gave by means of sponsored occasions. Local colleges and companies held fundraising ‘Oscar days’.
His dad and mom, Olivia Saxelby and Jamie Lee, urged folks to maintain donating to cowl contingency funds if Oscar’s restoration is difficult.