May 11, 2018
£1,000 raised for local couple who had their wedding fund stolen

A fundraising appeal has raised almost £1,000 for a couple who had their wedding fund of more than £3,000 stolen by burglars.

Mel Dawes and Luke Jones returned to their home aftre a shopping trip to find Mel's car missing from the drive and money, jewellery and other valuables stolen.

The couple have friends in the Burnham-On-Sea area and are members of Burnham's Coastal Archers group.

Mel, 22, says the expereince has been "devastating" as they have lost over £5,000 in total.

Mel found the upstairs of their home completely ransacked. The thieves stole necklaces, bracelets and bangles, as well as a Play Station and games belonging to Luke.

Mel's Vauxhall Corsa, which was uninsured and kept off road, was later discovered embedded in the wall of a garage in Weston-super-Mare. They had to pay a £75 release fee and £150 for a vehicle carrier to deliver the vehicle to their home as it couldn't be driven because it has no insurance.

Mel, 22, a hospital care assistant, is set to marry Luke, 28, on April 9th 2020.

When the couple's archery friend, Amanda George, heard of the burglary, she created a GoFundMe fundraising appeal and many poeople have donated to the couple, by clicking here.

A man has been charged in connection with the case and was remanded in custody at a court hearing.

Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube