A DEVASTATED woman from Littlehampton is appealing for help in tracing her camera which contains hundreds of priceless photos of her wedding and honeymoon.
It had been the perfect summer for newly-married Val Machura. Last month, she had been treated to a surprise honeymoon to the Maldives, by husband Gerardo.
The 50-year-old of Beach Road had yet to download her photos of her special holiday.
On Saturday (September 14), she went to a friend’s birthday party at Climping Village Hall, taking her camera with her to capture the moment.
However, on the trip home for the village hall back to her home in Littlehampton, she lost her camera and with it thousands of priceless photos.
A distraught Val said: “I just really want my camera back. There are pictures on it that I will never be able to replace.
“My friends have photos of my wedding, but its pictures from my honeymoon and family gatherings which I really want to have back.”
Val was travelling with A2B cabs, who have searched the taxi but have not found any sign of her black Panasonic Lumix digital camera.
She believes that it might have fallen out of her bag when she got out of the taxi and that a passerby may have picked it up.
“Please, I don’t want the camera,” she pleaded. “If someone could just hand in the memory card, anonymously, I would be eternally grateful.”
The camera can be handed into Littlehampton Police Station or the Gazette office, in Beach Road.