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Money raised for elderly mugging victim

The people of Goole were left angry and upset after an elderly woman was mugged in broad daylight last month, so they clubbed together to raise money for her.

Following the mugging of the woman, who is 83, in the town last month, the people of Goole got together to raise funds for the lady, who had her bag stolen while she was out walking down Adeline Street in the middle of the day. Nicola Vause, who many people know from her mental health charity, Helping Others, decided to try and help raise some money for the lady.

Nicola said: “When I heard about what happened I just wanted to do something to help the poor old lady. I thought it would be nice to do a collection for her and get her back the money that was taken from her when the thieves took her handbag. I posted on Facebook that I was collecting and people have been posting money through my door and sending it via PayPal ever since.”

A salon in Goole, Instaglam on Boothferry Road, run by Brooke Gibbon and Kelly Duffin, has also offered to pick the lady up and take her to the salon for a wash and blow dry and a manicure as an extra special treat.

Nicola added: “We just want to show her that Goole isn’t all bad and that she doesn’t have to be frightened, there’s lots of people looking out for her. She was overwhelmed by the generosity of the town and although she was still very anxious and shaken when I went to see her, she said that there are a lot of good people in Goole.”

At the time of going to press, Nicola had received over 40 donations and almost £400 had been raised.

Anyone with any information about the incident, which happened on Adeline Street at around 12.30pm on Saturday, October 14, is asked to contact Humberside Police on 101, quoting log number 292 of 14th October 2017. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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