GENEROUS well-wishers have come forward to help a Huddersfield school.
The benefactors have offered to donate hundreds of pounds to Castle Hill School – hit by a mean theft last week.
Intruders who broke into the Newsome school, which deals with children with severe and complex special needs, and had six bikes and scooters stolen from a shed in the grounds.
It meant the youngsters had no play equipment for their breaks.
But three of the stolen bikes have now been recovered, following an appeal in the Examiner.
And a number of people have offered money to the school to pay for replacements.
School spokesman Gillian Messenger said: “It restores your faith in human kindness.
“We were delighted when the police came to the school and told us that three of the bikes had been recovered from the River Colne at the bottom of Newsome Road.
“They were spotted after the piece was seen in the newspaper and are undamaged, although we have to get them checked over and cleaned before the children can use them.
“We have also had phone calls from a number of people offering us money, totalling more than £900, to enable us to buy replacement equipment.
“It is nice to know there are so many good people out there who are willing to help out.”
The stolen toy equipment was valued at more than £2,000.
Huddersfield police are appealing for help. A spokesman said: “Officers are studying CCTV from the area and our inquiries are ongoing.
“Anyone with information can contact Pc Christopher Simpson of Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0845 60 60 606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555 111.”