Two Northamptonshire primary schools and a nursery were targeted by burglars over the weekend and hundreds of pounds of charity funds were stolen.
About £600 was stolen from a safe in Little Houghton Primary School in Lodge Close, Little Houghton, overnight between Friday and Saturday.
The money had been raised by children at the school to sponsor Teddt Akwera, a pupil at a school in Uganda.
Sam Edwards, a year five teacher at Little Houghton Primary School, said: “The children were upset when we told them.
“The ones I feel most sorry for are the chidlren who were sponsored to clear drives of snow as that was really hard work.
“Hopefully the school isurance will cover it. We will find some way of getting the money over to Uganda.”
Burglars forced their way into Hackleton Primary School in Main Road in Hackleton some time between 12.05am and 12.35am on Saturday.
The offenders entered the school through a frton window and forced open a door leading to the finance manager’s office, where they stole a safe.
The cash in the safe had been raised by the children at the school to assist Paralympian Anna Turney to purchase new equipment for her bid to reach the next Paralympics in Brazil in 2016.
It is believed the offenders escaped along the side entrance road of the school and that a vehicle was used in the getaway.
One offender is described as aged 20 to 30, of medium build and wearing a black jacket with a hat and scarf over the face.
The second offender is of similar age and build and was wearing a grey jacket with black sleeves and a scarf over the face.
Little Houghton Day Nursery was also targeted by burglars over the weekend and cash was stolen.
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.