Can you help reunite Sunderland mum with her lost Christmas cash?

The money was left by mistake in a bag outside of Home Bargains in Sunderland.

The money was left by mistake in a bag outside of Home Bargains in Sunderland.

A Sunderland mum has made a desperate appeal to have a large quantity of Christmas cash returned to her after losing it on a shopping trip.

Kristina Spurgatis is devastated after losing a large quantity of money she had saved for Christmas presents after leaving it in a carrier bag on a bench outside Home Bargains in Blandford Street.

She said: "I left it on a bench outside of Home Bargains in Sunderland about 3pm on Sunday.

"It had a couple of toys in it, but it also had money in it for Christmas presents.

"If anyone knows if it's been handed in or anything please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact echo.news@northeast-press.co.uk