Callous thieves broke into a Skegness theatre and dance school, taking valuable equipment essential for children’s lessons sometime last night.
It is the fourth break-in within four or five weeks for the Janice Sutton Theatre School based in Grantham Drive, with music systems, speakers, mixing decks and more being taken, hindering progress for the summer shows.
“I couldn’t believe it when we’d broken into again, it’s the fourth time and it so distressing for the children,” said Janice Sutton for the school.
“We’ve working on the exams, summer shows and it isn’t nice to come in and find glass everywhere. I think it’s the same people who are doing it as the two speakers that were taken were very heavy,” Janice added.
The school has also had some equipment lent so that exams and rehearsals can continue for the children.
“Grand Central have been very good letting us use some equipment, we’ve had so much taken, we needed it as the music is so important for our shows and productions,” explained Janice.
But now hoteliers and businesses feel something must be done to help the school which is well-loved and supported in the community, by setting up firstly, a security system and a series of fundraising activities.
Adrian and Pat Brown of the Mickleton Guest House, North Parade, feel that the community should rally together to help Janice Sutton and the school as it has done so much for the town.
“We have arranged so far, for security to go up at the school and then we are aiming to set up a fundraising event in June to help raise money,” said Adrian Brown.
Lots of other hotels, guest houses and businesses are set to help out and if any other individuals would like to help, they are advised to call The Mickleton Guest House on 01754 763862.
Janice Sutton has also asked all to be vigilant about the sale of music and sound equipment locally.
To report any information regarding the break-in call Skegness Police on 101 quoting incident number 62 of May 17.