Thief steals van from Crouch End charity volunteer

Ham&High report…  A Crouch End man who has raised close to £40,000 for charity is appealing for help to recover his van, which was stolen from outside his home last Saturday.

Gary Sycamore uses the white van – a distinctive Volkswagen Golf Pick-Up truck – to transport fresh vegetables and flowers from his allotment to the Alexandra Palace farmer’s market during the summer months.

There he sells his wares and donates the proceeds to a Highgate charity, which works to help young people with learning disabilities.

Gary, 70, says the van was taken from outside his home in Rathcoole Gardens at about 11.30pm. He adds, “It’s about getting to and from Alexandra Palace with the produce. That van is perfect because I can just sell straight off the back of it.”

Keep your eyes peeled, Crouchenders! The van is quite rare, so it should be easy to spot. The registration number is G531 WHJ. If you see it, please contact the police using 101.

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