A charity that had dozens of Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who toys taken in a burglary has been “overwhelmed” by donations from the public.
The items were intended to be used to help raise money at an event for people with disabilities.
Charity The 1st Sensory Legion has since received more than 500 replacement toys in what it described as an “epic” response.
Police are investigating the theft that happened in Peterborough last week.
The items – worth an estimated £1,000 – were stolen from temporary storage in a garage.
They were to be used as tombola prizes to raise funds for the charity’s Feel the Force Day event – an annual sensory sci-fi convention for people with disabilities.
“People love the event so much that total strangers are getting in touch,” the event’s co-founder JJ Lucia-Wright said.
Children have been sending their Star Wars dolls, and one woman who said she had “some Star …