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£535raised of £250 target by 25 supporters

Weʼre raising £250 to help a small local business after being robbed of tools and stock today (Thurs 3rd Jan)

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The picture is of Rick (my husband) and Lou when they were working together in ABR Plumbing & Heating Services; it was December 2017 and they had just managed to get a shower donated by a local merchant, which they were fitting free of charge - in a house which had been 'gifted' to a local homeless charity to get some of the local homeless people off the streets for Christmas.

Lou and Rick met while volunteering in Bolton Mountain Rescue Team around 2004, Rick set up his own plumbing and heating business and not long after Lou joined as his apprentice. She spent the next few years learning the trade, studied for and gained various gas/water/lpg/etc qualifications and then in March last year when Rick's old bones wouldn't hold up to the job any more, Lou took over the business. She has worked so hard as a one-(wo)man band to keep it all going and make it a success, keeping long-standing customers happy while getting new customer too.

Today while she was inside a property working, and the van was parked outside - four men in a black audi (false plates) decided her hard-earned work stuff (tools, toolboxes, parts, materials, drill bits, etc) belonged to them. They luckily didn't damage her van, and we think that the pipe fittings have been recovered as well (thanks to the power of Facebook!!) - but her tools, which she earns her money with day to day with - are gone.

She's not yet sure if she's actually insured for the tools (they were a few years old and so their 'value' isn't always a true reflection of what they actually mean to a business) - but even if she is, she will have an excess to pay.

I have started this page as a few friends/customers have suggested it and I would like to do my bit to help Lou to keep her business going, and to make her realise that while there are some horror-bags in the world - there are far more nice poeple out there.

If you can give any amount - £1 is fantastic - that would be amazing, as it would not only help Lou but it would also show that little things can help to change the big picture for the better.

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  • Lisa Janicki17 days ago
    Lisa Janicki

    Lisa Janicki

    17 days ago

    Oh wow!!!!! Less than 48 hours after this page was set up you've managed to not only raise nearly double the target - but you've also (along with everyone on Facebook who has shared mine and Lou's posts and left lovely comments for Lou) made Lou feel so much better about everything. It could've turned into such a dark day with consequences more than just the value of stolen tools - but it is now 'one of those things' because she realises that the world is full of people like you to make it better. Thank you to everyone - you're amazing!!!!!!!!

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  • Lisa Janicki19 days ago
    Lisa Janicki

    Lisa Janicki

    19 days ago

    Morning! Thanks so much to everyone who's read something on social media, shared a post, donated to this page - and the million & one other ways of helping that you've all done!! We're nearly halfway there already & Lou has recovered the parts & pipe fittings which were stolen in four DeWalt boxes as well as her FGA (an expensive but absolute necessity to work on boilers). Fingers crossed for the tools to turn up too, although that's less likely. Thank you again for rallying as a community!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Page last updated on: 1/7/2019 00.40



  • Robert hutchinson

    Robert hutchinson

    Jan 7, 2019


  • Anonymous


    Jan 6, 2019


  • Richard Lascelles

    Richard Lascelles

    Jan 5, 2019

    Hopefully you'll get more stuff recovered soon Lou 👍 X


  • Rachael Preston

    Rachael Preston

    Jan 5, 2019

    Hope you get sorted lou xx


  • Paul and Louise

    Paul and Louise

    Jan 5, 2019



  • carol Hands

    carol Hands

    Jan 4, 2019

    Good luck Lou x


  • Alison Lowe

    Alison Lowe

    Jan 4, 2019

    Girl power!!Love Alison, Freya &Lily.Ben Stewie and Daisy xx


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