Sine Metu – Without Fear. Lets Reinburse the lady from Bo’ness who was robbed in her own home!

Update posted by Richard Hannah On Nov 02, 2015

Hi everyone

Just a short note to let you all know that I met up with the lady we were raising the funds for, last week. She was overwhelmed that so many people cared enough to donate to this page! I had the pleasure of meeting her, over a cup of coffee she told me what had happened and how subsequently she has been amazed at the public response, on here via donations and by phone calls, flowers and best wishes in the street. She said her neighbours have been fantastic as have the good people of Bo'ness!

She asked me to thank each and every one of you for the lovely comments and of course for the donations. She explained that whilst she was extremely grateful for each and every pound donated (she commented that this was just typical of the generous behaviour of Bo'ness people), however she wanted this to be about more than her. Therefore she has very graciously decided to donated the money to local charities and one that is close to her heart.

So the breakdown of what was raised and how it will be used is as follows:

Total sum donated on this page was 865 however after deductions from go-get-funding, PayPal and the credit/debit card company that left me with 790, I had 10 handed to me directly so that brought the total up to a fantastic 800. The lady has decided to donate 300 to the Bo'ness Storehouse Food bank, 300 to Bo'ness Salvation Army and 200 to Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). I took her to the bank that day and she has told me she hopes to send in a letter of thanks to the Journal in due course.

I am sure you will all agree that this has been a fantastic demonstration of what we do best here in Bo'ness!

Sine Metu

Thanks

Richard.

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Well done for setting this up Richard. Let's hope this is a comfort to the lady and let's her know that the majority of people are good in the world.

Gayle Godfrey

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Sorry about this problem. Hope we can help somehow.

Elizabeth Cunningham

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A good thought Richard

Jimmy Simpson

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Little enough to compensate the lady. The money may not make a lot of difference to her but the fact folk care just might!

Stuart Simpson

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G S

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Another example of how wonderful our little town is. We look after our own. May is such a lovely lady and neighbour. A little from each of us goes a long way to help her through such a horrid experience. No amount of money will replace what was taken but the love and generosity from the people of Bo'ness can help show her we care. X

Claire Timms

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Lovely idea. Great to see the community pulling together.

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Lovely lady, she was my teacher at Kinneil School x

Lorraine Brechin

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