Neighbours' appeal helps out Barry OAP after burglary
10:12am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A 93-YEAR-OLD great-grandmother has had her faith in people restored after well-wishers dug in their pockets to help, following a burglary at her home.
Barry residents and people from, as far away as Liverpool, answered a Facebook appeal to donate £1 after Park Crescent resident Bertha, more commonly known as Gladys Neale, was targeted by a callous thief as she slept in her own home.
The great-grandmotherof- five was in her bedroom when it was believed a television set, medication, £200 and cards, and an out-of-date disability card were stolen from her handbag.
Police believe the incident happened some time overnight before 7am on Tuesday, March 12, and have begun inquiries.
Kind-hearted individuals responded to family friend Lisa Childs-Brown’s Facebook plea and have so far contributed £261.
Granddaughter Genine Neale, 40, said she would like to thank Lisa and all those who had given support.
Genine said: “She asked for a pound and we have had people donating from as far as Liverpool.
“It’s really boosted her spirits.”
She added: “Hopefully someone knows something.”
The crime has now led to Genine setting up two Facebook groups to assist others in Barry.
Go to facebook.com/ pages/Barry-Watch or f acebook.com/pages/ Park-Crescent-Watch Anyone who has information, should call Barry police, on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111