PATIENTS and staff at a hospice in Bangor were delighted after the community came to replace a stolen bird table.
Thieves left patients and staff heartbroken when thieves stole a bird table and damaged a fence from their garden at Ysbyty Gwynedd earlier this year.
Gwynedd and Anglesey Hospice at Home day care manager Joanne Hamblett said: “It feels very good to know that the community has rallied round to help us.”
Gwynedd and Anglesey Hospice at Home’s Ysbyty Gwynedd site has received a specially-made galvanised steel bird table from Steel Fabrication and Engineering Ltd, of Llanrhuddlad.
Joanne added: “The patients were thrilled to bits when they came in and saw the new bird table.”
Meanwhile, Red Watch from Bangor fire station donated a three-tier wooden cascade planter, with compost and plants.
Crew manager Mike Mapp said: “I read about what happened in the paper and I was absolutely disgusted.
Mike built the planter after a visit to the hospice where he was told that plant pots were obstructing patients when they were in the garden.
He added: “We’ve offered to paint the fence there in the summer, and hopefully there will be a long term relationship between the fire service and the hospice.”
A member of the public also donated a wooden bird table to the hospice.
Joanne added: “It’s definitely a happy ending. Something good has come out of something bad.”