Kind-hearted commenters to this website have asked to pledge their support for a young boy whose prized toy Ferrari was stolen while he underwent surgery.
Hemel Today reported on Friday that the £300 plaything was stolen from Elle Shayler’s front garden after she rushed her eight-year-old son Matthew to hospital.
By the time Matthew had his appendix removed and was allowed to return home less than two days later, his ‘pride and joy’ red ride-on car had been taken from outside their Beechfield Road home.
Since the story was published, three people have asked whether they can contribute towards replacing Matthew’s favourite toy.
Mark F suggested the idea, posting: “Can the Gazette set up a way for us to contribute to give this lad a new car? I would contribute.”
PaulInHemel and DelTrotter shortly followed suit with both saying they would donate, but DelTrotter cheekily stipulated he’d want a ride in the replica supercar in return.
Matthew’s mum Elle, 38, said anyone who would wish to do such a thing can contact her directly using the email email@example.com, to arrange.
She said: “It is amazing to hear that peole would like to give towards a new car for Matthew. You just don’t expect it.
“It goes to show that there really are some nice people around.”
> Are you one of the mystery benefactors? We’d love to hear from you and follow up on Matthew’s car fund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org