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£5,175raised of £10,000 target by 160 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,175 to help replace savings for our elderly neighbours! Thieves posing as water company employees took cash from a man on his death bed!

    Newport
    Funded on Saturday, 6th July 2019

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    Story

    Denise has had a rough time of late... not only is she caring for her beloved husband John who is terminally ill with cancer, but a few months ago she lost her last good tooth!

    However a few days ago something else happened to our lovely neighbours that compelled me to set up this JustGiving page. Thieves posing as water board employees talked their way into the home and stole a large amount of money, money that was to help pay for her husbands funeral.

    As you can see from the picture John (on the right) was a large chap, an army drill sergeant, a proud and capable man, but now at the end he is only 6 stone in weight and bed ridden, however he still has enough fight that when he woke to find a strange man rifling through his room, he told him he was in trouble if he didn't get out! Unfortunately though, not in time to stop the thief finding a bag with cash inside.

    The money, in excess of £10k, was not insured and as pensioners this loss will be devastating for them. They are proud people who would never ask for charity so I'm asking for them. I would replace it all myself if I could... but I can't... So come on internet! Don't let this final chapter of their marriage be scarred by the worst of humanity, let's show them the best of it!

    There are so many injustices that we cannot set right, but here is one we can. If all of us give a little it will mean a whole lot!

    Thank you.

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    • Will Huggins4 months ago
      Will Huggins

      Will Huggins

      4 months ago

      Well done everyone! Its gone so much better than I expected! So I've raised the total amount to £10k! Which is the amount they lost. I cant thank you all enough.

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    • Will Huggins4 months ago
      Will Huggins

      Will Huggins

      4 months ago

      We're doing GREAT! Thank you all! We've had some good coverage from a few news outlets: ITV Wales: https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-06-12/neighbours-plea-for-donations-after-elderly-couple-have-life-savings-stolen/ The South Wales Argus: https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/17697401.neighbours-of-elderly-newport-couple-conned-out-of-10000-show-their-support/

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    • Will Huggins4 months ago
      Will Huggins

      Will Huggins

      4 months ago

      Dear Supporters, Thank you so much for your support! It's going so much better than we ever imagined and hopefully we'll reach our target soon. Until now Denise and John have been in the dark about this fundraiser because I knew if I asked permission it would not be granted, however, I've just been over to tell them and ask forgiveness! I showed them the total so far, they are bowled over by the support and can't thank you all enough. More than money, it's shown them how loved they are by friends and strangers alike at this difficult time.

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    5 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 6/22/2019 23.17

    Supporters

    160

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 22, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 20, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2019

      Wishing them all the best and well done for setting this up.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 16, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 15, 2019

      £5.00

    • Tony Penrose

      Tony Penrose

      Jun 14, 2019

      £30.00

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    Will Huggins

    Will Huggins

    Newport

    We moved into our street just over a year ago and Denise was the first person we met and she's been a good friend ever since, even buying our cat a pressie when we got him! A horrible thing has happened to lovely people and I just want to put a little bit of it right.

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