Charity enterprise suffers Christmas theft

Callous thieves steal from gardening project.

Charitable concern Umberslade Nurseries suffered a heartbreaking blow with the theft of Christmas trees on Thursday evening. Located in Selly Oak, Umberslade Nurseries is an enterprise owned by Queen Alexandra College, a National College and Charity for people with disabilities.

Students of the college, which is located in Harborne, play a vital role at Umberslade Nurseries in maintaining, planting and harvesting produce, helping them realise their potential to work and live independently.

Nicola Stitt, Manager at Umberslade Nurseries said; “After all the effort and hard work that staff and students have put in to our Christmas themed events and activities at Umberslade, including great ideas for Christmas gifts and decorations it is such a shame and very disheartening that this has happened. As a result this will have a major effect on any profits made from sales by the team to our supportive customers within the local community.”

If you saw anything suspicious at Umberslade Nurseries or if you are offered a Christmas tree and suspect it may be suspicious please contact West Midlands Police. If you would like to know more about Umberslade Nurseries, please show your support by paying a visit in person or call 0121 472 4894.