A baseball club has received a £200 donation from an estate agent to help fix the vandalised pitch and replace the stolen equipment stolen.

Rainbow Estate Agents, on Market Square, Waltham Abbey, reached out to the Essex Arrows Baseball Club days after the incident was reported.

Around £200 worth of new baseballs which were taken along with other key equipment needed days before the opening season.

Nicky Collison and her sister, Rebecca White, co-founders of Rainbow Estate Agents, said they try and help where they can within the community.

“We really try and put back into the community,” said Ms Collison. “When we saw that we were just absolutely disgusted, why would anybody do that?

“We discussed it between ourselves and said we will pay the lost balls stolen.”

The sisters have donated £100 for a family to replace their stolen Christmas and serve as a drop-off point for charity Hands On Hand Out.

The latest incident at Essex Arrows Baseball Club on Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, happened around 6 – 7pm on Monday, April 8.

Signs of drug use and a bonfire was also spotted within the dugouts by members of the club upon discovering the storage container had been broken into.

A group of around 12 to 16 youths aged between 14 and 18 years old were spotted by club members breaking into the ground that evening.

Ms Collison said had it not been for mutual friends on social media who shared the post, she would not have known about the incident.

“The kids who use the ground need something to do and by destroying their club its heart-breaking and it really bothered us,” she said: “It’s horrible and people need keep and eye out for each other and come together.

“They have offered us to go down to their first game and do the first pitch throw of the season and say hi and we will when we get time, we just done it because it was the right thing to do.”

General manager of Essex Arrows Baseball Club, David Shear, who has been a member since 1986, described the donation as “brilliant”.

“It’s just so nice of them to do what they did,” he said. “Without the balls we can’t play.

The is also welcoming and other sponsorships help raise money for the damaged bleachers worth £7,000 and netting around the 8-10ft fence around the pitch.

Although Essex Arrows has CCTV around the clubhouse, they are currently do not have cameras installed on the pitch due to costs.

“There is only as few decent seats left and if they can’t be fixed and it will be a shame if they can’t because I raised a lot of money for them,” he explained. “otherwise we have got to find a replacement.”

Essex Police are currently investigation the situation and no lead have been made.