Art stolen from Hamilton Hill MS centre

Bare walls: Joanne Nouwland and Jayne O'Sullivan, from the MS Society, are heartbroken that art  has been stolen. Picture: Matt Jelonek           d447324
Bare walls: Joanne Nouwland and Jayne O'Sullivan, from the MS Society, are heartbroken that art has been stolen. Picture: Matt Jelonek         d447324

RESIDENTS and staff from a local care centre for people with multiple sclerosis have been left angry and heartbroken after treasured art pieces were stolen.

The four wall-mounted pieces are believed to have been taken from the MS Society of WA’s Hamilton Hill centre some time on November 29.

The pieces, which are a mix of floral-inspired cast iron creations, were on the building’s external walls.

MS Society co-ordinator Joanne Nouwland the centre’s staff and 11 full-time residents were shattered.

“It’s really disheartening to know someone would take something from a service such as ours,” she said.

“They were treasured by everyone here.”

The pieces had been purchased using money donated to the centre.

Chatting to the Gazette last week, Ms Nouwland said she did not hold much hope of getting them back.

“We don’t think we will get them back,” she said.

“It’s really disappointing that at a time like this, just a few weeks out from Christmas, people could be so heartless.

“Hopefully they realise what they have done and return them.”

The facility, on Redmond Road, provides 24/7 healthcare and support for people with multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.