Police are looking for a man in connection with the theft of a charity box in Ruswarp.
The collection tin, for the Bliss charity which helps babies born too soon and too small, was taken from the Mini Monsterz reception on Sunday June 8.
Whitby Police has issued CCTV images of the man they want to speak to in connection with the incident and believe he is from the Cleveland area.
They say he was with a woman and a child and left the play centre in a dark coloured or black car, possiby an Audi.
Anyone who can assist the police investigation is asked to contact PC Andy MacFarlane via 101, Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.