HIGHBRIDGE-BASED mental health charity In Charley's Memory has thanked all of those who rallied around after it suffered the theft of two collection tins full of donations last week.

A young man was seen on CCTV entering the offices of the charity, before making off with the money.

In Charley's Memory confirmed that CCTV footage was now in police hands, with an investigation into the theft taking place.

The police are keen for anyone with information or CCTV footage of the incident - believed to have taken place around 5.20pm on Monday, March 22 - to call 101 and give reference number 5221062759.

In the meantime, the charity has been boosted by donations and messages of support.

A charity spokesperson said: "What a week! We were all deeply saddened by the theft this week but, as always, our wonderful community has extended their support to us.

"[For] the donations on Paypal, the kind words, the beautiful emails, the tweets, shares and likes, THANK YOU from all of us at In Charley's Memory."

The charity was founded by Jo Clement, after her teenage son Charley took his own life in 2014, and it now offers one-to-one counselling, as well as mental health education and support, to young people across Somerset and the surrounding areas.

For more information about the charity, or to donate to the cause, you can visit its website here.