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15 July 2020 14:42

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A YOUNG boy from Malvern has been left devastated after heartless thieves stole his money and stock. Five year-old Harry Clare, from Welland, sells eggs, goats milk and soap among other items at the Rosebud Meadow glamping site. His family noticed on Tuesday morning that money and supplies had been stolen, leaving just the table and shop sign. Harry's mother Rosie said he had been given the idea of setting up shop after reading a book at school about a shopkeeper. She said: "Because we make our own goats milk, lip balm and soap, we thought with everyone going for their daily walks, we'd put a little shop down for him at the bottom of the drive and every day since we started it a couple of months ago, Harry goes down there, makes sure it's all stocked up, looks after it and he's really, really, enjoyed doing it." Auctioneer Philip Serrell shared the news on Twitter, saying: "This is Harry - he is 5 and runs a little honesty shop near to my Saleroom.

"They will probably be too ashamed to return either but if they get to read this I hope it costs them a few nights sleep." About £40 was stolen from Harry, and his mum said he was planning to use the money to buy Peter Rabbit and Paw Patrol magazines. A five-year-old schoolboy was left in floods of tears after heartless thieves stole the entire contents of his honesty stall which he runs from his parents' glamping site. Little Harry Clare sells eggs and goats milk as well as soap and lip balm from a table top based outside the site near Rosebud Meadow in Malvern, Worcs. But when the youngster went to check his stall on Tuesday (14/7) he noticed callous crooks had swiped all of his stock, leaving behind just his table and sign. Mum Rosie Clare, 35, said members of the public had offered to replace Harry's lost stock and the family had received offers of donations from as far away as New York.

She said Harry told her that he wanted to become a shopkeeper after reading a book from school so they decided set up the honesty stall. He sells six eggs for £1.50, his mother's homemade lip balm for £2.50 and soap for £2 each or three for £5. "They had even taken the baskets he puts the soap and lip balm in. "I've read a few of the messages to Harry to show him there are still lots of good people out there." "We run a glamping site and make soap and lip balm from the milk from our Golden Guernsey Goats. "He helps milk the goats in the morning and he knows the milk makes the soap.

He wrote: "This is Harry - he is 5 and runs a little honesty shop near to my Saleroom. "They will probably be too ashamed to return either but if they get to read this I hope it costs them a few nights sleep." Jane Cundall said: "I don't live near there but if there's a way to buy some eggs and Harry can donate them to someone please let us know how we can pay. Philip Serrell spoke out after five-year-old Harry saw his money and stock stolen. The youngster sells chicken eggs near Rosebud Meadow in Malvern and asks for passers-by to leave money in a pot in exchange for a box of six eggs. Writing on Twitter, Mr Serrell said: "They will probably be too ashamed to return either but if they get to read this I hope it costs them a few nights sleep."