Laois siblings forced to close 'honesty egg' box after 4th robbery
By Fiona Frawley
The siblings set up the 'LS Eggs' box last year in a bid to raise money for charity.
Brother and sister duo Liam (11) and Sophie (10) have been forced to close their honesty egg box near their home in Co. Laois, after the eggs and accompanying money box were stolen.
The siblings set up the hatch to sell fresh eggs laid by hens whom they feed and care for, and had been donating 50% of the profits to the Laura Lynn Hospice. They had raised almost €3,000.
Liam and Sophie Ellis would leave the eggs in the honesty box, with a money box to accompany so people could purchase them.
Speaking to RTÉ News, their mother Catriona said it was the fourth robbery, which has forced them to close the honesty box for the moment.
"It's really disappointing alright. The kids put a lot of work in feeding and caring for their hens. They're just so disappointed," she said.
"We leave the eggs there and people just get them as they need. The kids deliver to neighbours also but they have over 100 hens so they had to get another way to sell them," Catriona added.
The robbery has been reported to the Gardaí.