Braintree: Readers' kindness to disabled pair targeted by thieves at Christmas

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Readers' kindness to disabled pair targeted by thieves at Christmas Braintree: Readers' kindness to disabled pair targeted by thieves at Christmas

Donations, gifts and messages of support have flooded in from kind readers determined to help a disabled pair who were robbed of Christmas.

Burglars targeted Harry and Myrtle Redkin’s home and stole more than £1,000 cash they had saved up for Christmas presents, bills and food.

However following an appeal in last week’s paper, kind readers have inundated the Braintree and Witham Times with Christmas cards, gifts and pledges totalling more than £1,000.

Mr Redkin was paralysed from the waste down in a horrific car accident near Great Leighs in 1980 and his mum Myrtle, 85, is deaf.

The pair were moved to tears when the Times told them of readers’ kindness and Mr Redkin said after such a horrific ordeal, it had restored his faith in humanity.

Full report in this week's paper.

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9:53am Wed 19 Dec 12

The Yellow Peril says...

Is the funding raising being formally organised by the B&W or are people randomly sending in open cheques and cash? I'd like to know so that I can also donate please?
Is the funding raising being formally organised by the B&W or are people randomly sending in open cheques and cash? I'd like to know so that I can also donate please? The Yellow Peril
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1:37pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Terry85 says...

great news.i was very upset when i read about this last week.it really worked on me for a few days.

amazed that people have fixed this

god bless you all,you know who you are
great news.i was very upset when i read about this last week.it really worked on me for a few days. amazed that people have fixed this god bless you all,you know who you are Terry85
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