Scrapyard Finds £20,000 in Dumped Safe

By Gary Cutlack on at

A couple of children's charities in the Ipswich area are going to have enough money to pay for an enormous and extremely luxurious staff Christmas party this year, after a cash haul of £20,000 discovered by scrapyard workers went unclaimed.

The money was found when one of a batch of dumped safes were cut open for recycling, and the nice old blokes doing the dismantling only went and did the right thing and alerted the police. This was back in April, and since no one's come forward – the money was old and contained some out-of-circulation notes so the mystery may never be solved – the cash haul has been handed over to the yard.

And being very nice, the yard's boss has decided to share out the windfall between the East Anglian Children's Hospice and St Elizabeth Hospice. They're not really going to spend it on staff Christmas parties. That was a joke we already regret. [BBC]