A GENEROUS businessman has given £2,000 to charities from insurance money he claimed after his firm was robbed.
Glen Hazelden runs Huddersfield Accident Repair Centre on St Andrew’s Road, Turnbridge.
He says his business is targeted by thieves and vandals every year when Huddersfield’s Easter Fair sets up next to his garage. This year thieves stole a collection tin from the garage, which contained money for cancer patients at Cookridge Hospital in Leeds.
Mr Hazelden has battled with his insurance company, NRG, and has received a £2,000 payout.
He said: “We get broken into every time the fair comes. For all the hassle I have gone through to get this money it doesn’t seem very much to me.
“But I thought it would mean more to charities, especially with the collection tin having been stolen, so I decided to donate it.”
Mr Hazelden has given £1,000 to Cookridge Hospital, £500 to Kirkwood Hospice at Dalton and £500 to the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust, which aims to build a children’s hospice and respite centre at Brackenhall.
He also given money to the oncology department of the Yorkshire Clinic, a private hospital in Bradford.
Mr Hazelden said: “When you see the work they do at these places you see they are worthy causes.”
He is expecting more insurance money to come through and intends to give that to charity as well.