Reward for Bugle laptop up to £1,000
A family is offering a £1,000 reward for the safe return of a laptop containing three years of university work.
Final year degree student Laurence Bedingham was between Bowling Green and Bugle Wednesday morning running to catch the bus when the Apple Mac fell out of his rucksack.
He was on his way to hand in the final essay after three years studying a BA Hons degree in sound engineering and despite an extensive search of the area the laptop is nowhere to be found.
Last night the family was offering a £500 reward but this morning they have now increased the sum to £1,000.
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His distraught mum Jaki has contacted the Cornish Guardian and is appealing for help.
She said: "I am absolutely beside myself. It's the first time in my life that I have ever asked for help but I am asking Cornwall for a little bit of help now."
Fighting back the tears the cancer survivor who also suffered a stroke this year explained her son Laurence, 28, has been told without the work he will fail his degree.
She said: "Laurence was a builder and plasterer, he had an injury which resulted in surgery and was told he would never work as a builder again and the day after I was diagnosed with cancer. He has looked after me, carried on with his studies and never asked for anything."
The family has reported the lost laptop to the police and have clubbed together to raise £1,000, which they are offering for its safe return, including all its contents.
“Both my sons have done so much for me, they have maintained college while looking after me and now this has happened, said Jaki, who works with victims of domestic abuse, recovering alcoholics and drug addicts and people with mental health issues.
“I am just hoping someone will recognise my name and think ‘oh that’s Jaki who helped me’ and will perhaps want to help us this time around", explained the mum-of-two, who is also a volunteer counsellor with teenage cancer support charity Tanya’s Courage Trust.
“I am asking Cornwall to have heart and if someone has the laptop or knows someone who might have picked it up to please, please get in touch.”
Contact Jaki on 01726 814582 or 07815530001 or call the police on 101.