LGBT charity Wise Thoughts crippled by office theft as council under fire
An LGBT charity is appealing for donations after more than a thousand pounds of equipment was stolen from their offices.
Wise Thoughts, who describe themselves as a pioneering LGBT and BAME arts charity in London, had three laptops worth £1500 stolen from their Wood Green office on 23 November.
The charity’s project manager, Subodh Rathod, believes the incident could have been a hate crime.
Wise Thoughts say their landlords, Haringey Council, may have failed to lock a room adjacent to their office which can offer access via a fire exit.
They are now calling for help from supporters in an attempt to fund replacement laptops.
Charity bosses fear they will be unable to continue working if funds to replace the stolen items cannot be raised.
Mr Rathod told PinkNews: “This is a seriously crippling attack on us and our vital services for BAME & LGBTQI community members.
“We also urgently need to replace the IT equipment and software that was stolen to ensure that we are able to continue working.
“At the moment, literally without no proper IT, it is impossible to work and it is extremely stressful to carry on and plan any future projects and work on the opportunities.
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