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Community raises £1,500 for Kathleen
A GRANDMOTHER who was attacked in her own home by burglars has been handed £1,500 by kind-hearted fundraisers.
Kathleen Jennings, 95, suffered bruising on her face and a fractured pelvis after the crooks broke into her home in Alderney Gardens, Wickford.
They used a ladder to climb into her home and pushed her over, causing the injuries, before fleeing with her handbag containing her pension.
Shocked by the crime in their community, the Barnhall Community Association organised a fundraising gig at its social club, also in Alderney Gardens, Wickford.
It featured performances from acoustic group Running Well and Julie Jive and the Big Shots.
The club raised £1,500, made up of entry fees from the event, £400 takings from the bar, individual donations from people on the night and £100 from the Railway Club, inWickford.
A raffle was also held to raise the cash.
The proceeds were handed over to Kathleen to replace what was stolen.
Tony Farrell, from the Barnhall Community Association, said: “It was a hugely- successful evening and we were full to capacity. In fact, we had to turn people away from the door.”
Detectives are still investigating the attack, which happened at 9pm on Saturday, August 24. Anyone who has information about the attack can call police on 101.
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