A PERTH mum has pleaded for the return of her son’s missing birthday money.
Kirsteen Heath and her son Connor were devastated on Sunday when he lost nearly £200 of birthday money from friends and family.
And now Kirsteen is keen to recover the cash.
She said: “Connor got £180 from me, his grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone for his 13th birthday.
“Becoming a teenager is a big deal for some kids.
“And on Sunday, he went into town to get a computer game, a hoody and a mobile phone.
“But at some point, the money fell out of his wallet.”
Kirsteen admits that while she could have maybe done more to keep the money safe, she was keen to give him the responsibility.
“It seems to have fallen out of his wallet – instead of him putting the money in flat, he left it in a wad, which meant the wallet couldn’t close properly and it all fell out.”
Connor and Kirsteen reported the loss to the police but they admitted that often people don’t hand in money found in the street.
“I just want whoever has got the money and is keeping it to feel guilty,” Kirsteen said. “The loss ruined his birthday.”
Kirsteen added that she and Connor had recently handed in a wallet they found to police and were hoping for the same to happen to them.
“There was less than £10 in the wallet we found and we handed it in and hopefully someone will do the same with this money.”
Anyone who found the money in Perth city centre on Sunday can call Kirsteen on 01738 646653.