Heartless thieves steal Sheffield charity van used to help homeless young people

Heartless thieves have stolen a van used by a Sheffield charity which provides emergency accommodation for homeless young people.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 11:30 am

The van used by the Roundabout charity was stolen from outside a residential project in Bentley, Doncaster on Wednesday May 19 at 1.34pm

Ben Keagan, Roundabout’s chief executive, said: “It is very disappointing and disheartening that anybody would think of stealing from any charity.

“The Roundabout van is used by our maintenance team who look after our properties in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster.

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The van stolen from Roundabout is a silver Ford Transit 2.2 Trend, reg SF64 UVG

“Without the van, work will inevitably be delayed and that will have a big impact on the young people we support.

“Roundabout is a small charity that works very hard with limited resources to support more than 250 vulnerable young people every day.

“The loss of our van, and the tools inside it, is devastating and we can only hope it will be returned to us quickly.”

“If anyone witnessed this or has seen our van since it was stolen, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 14/77521/21."

The vehicle is described as a silver Ford Transit 2.2 Trend, with the registration number SF64 UVG.

Roundabout is South Yorkshire’s youth homeless charity, supporting young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

The charity works with more than 250 young people every day, providing shelter, support and life skills to help them gain independence

Its hostel is located near London Road, Sheffield, and provides safe accommodation for 27 young people aged 16 to 21.