Shauns tools and livelihood

I'm making an appeal on for my gorgeous man Shaun Stonier and our Peak Tec business. I saw him utterly broken last night! He was left completely devastated after his van was broken into outside our house. He has spent all of his career buying and collecting tools for his trade to enable him to be a mobile mechanic and available for customers anywhere. He works with trucks, cars, vans and construction machinery so his tools are many and incredibly varied. In the space of us going to bed at 2200 and the police knocking on our door at 2240 his van door with its high end security locks had been wrenched and bent open and the contents loaded into a waiting car. As the van is rarely ever at home it is doubly unbelievable that this has happened. Luckily a neighbour heard the car and reported it to the police, they arrived within 5 minutes but it was too late. I'm compiling a list for the police but at the moment the estimated value is approx £8-£10,000! If you hear of any Milwaukee, Snap-on and Facom tools being sold anywhere please let us know. The second part of my appeal is to ask if you kind hearted people out there to help me replace his tool collection. I've posted a picture of just one page of items..the list covers three pages. We need sockets, ratchets, impact driver, electrical screwdrivers, electrical testing kit, wire crimpers and pliers + lots more. Anything to do with mechanical tools will help! Shaun has worked so hard trying to build up his business, working long hours, weekends and evenings to make an honest and hard earned living. He's such a great person...he will help anyone, he's so lovely to everyone and makes no demands back. He is a rare man in being a very honest mechanic. He often doesn't charge what he should, he delivers and fetches customers cars at no extra charge and he will not carry out unnecessary work even if it means he makes no money on a job. He took on a workshop just over a year ago, bought a small truck for recovery and transport, he also has tried to earn a little extra by opening a car wash which employs my daughter and granddaughter...anything to help out the family! With the addded costs of rental on the workshop, another vehicle and motor trade insurance he decided not to separately insure the contents of the van. As the van is almost 99 times out of 100 at the workshop it didn't seem to be a problem. But, as he was due to go mobile to a customer at 6 am the van was bought home. The rest is history. He has now lost his only means of making an honest living. I would dearly like to help him somehow and this is the only way I know how. I want to bring him back from the broken man I have witnessed. Please help.


Andrea Bate 
Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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