Fundraisers have been left deflated - after a bouncy castle was stolen.
Heartless thieves had a job on their hands when they made off with the children’s favourite from the Bulls Head in Old Whittington.
Adam Madin and his partner Toni Adwick organised the fundraiser for the Meningitis Trust, which helped support their two-year-old son Kian.
Mr Madin said: “It’s really upsetting when you try and do something good and somebody has gone and pinched this.”
Kian, who still has regular physio, needed skin grafts after contacting the deadly disease as a baby.
The event took place on Saturday, raising around £1,000.
The bouncy castle, which was donated for free by David Gilbert of Inkersall-based Hutchinson Hire, was stolen overnight from the pub’s grounds.
The company is now losing business and may be forced to bill Mr Madin for £600 if the castle is not recovered.
Mr Gilbert said: “Whoever stole it could see it was for a charity event. They must be real low lives to do this.”
The castle worth £1,200 is multi-coloured with Hutchinson Hire logo across the middle.
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