Gainsborough: Money is being raised for pensioner who was attacked and robbed in the street leaving her with horrific injuries

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After discovering an 82-year-old woman was left with horrific injuries after she was beaten up and robbed in Gainsborough a woman was compelled to help raise money for her.

Kathleen Cordon, 82, had been to Tesco at around 10am on the morning of Friday, December 18, and she was making her way back home past the Trinity Arts Centre and onto Frampton Terrace when she was robbed.

The victim was found on the pavement on Frampton Terrace and her handbag had been stolen. Mrs Cordon suffered facial injuries and a broken arm as a result of the attack.

After reading about what happened to Mrs Cordon, Anne Cater, felt compelled to try and help her and raise some money for Kathleen.

Anne Cater, 49, of Morton Terrace, Gainsborough, said: “I saw it online and even though I didn’t know her, I wanted to do something for her.

“I’ve since found out she sings in the choir with my mother in law.

“I just thought it could have been my mum or my granny and I couldn’t sleep thinking about it.”

“I wanted to do something but I didn’t want to interfere but I managed to speak to her nephew through Facebook and I told him what I was wanting to do for her. He said he wanted to check with her as they are a private family. But he came back and said they were really touched by it.

“And since then it’s just took off. It is doing really well.”

Anne’s aim was to try and raise £250 but so far £749 has been donated.

Anne said: “I need to collect another £50 which was raised by the x-church.

“They had a Christmas dinner for people who would otherwise be alone at Christmas and they had a collection.

“I was worried that as it’s Christmas people wouldn’t have the money to donate so I am really pleased with how much we have raised.

“Donations have ranged from £2 to £100.

“I want her to see that there are more good people out there than bad people.

“It must have frightened her but I don’t know how she’s been since.”

Anne used her Twitter and Facebook accounts to raise awareness of the Just Giving page.

She said: “I have a blog where I review books and some of the first people to make donations were authors.”

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A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lincs Police on 101, quoting incident 132 of Friday, December 18.