Comet readers help to get Kathleen back on the road

PUBLISHED: 12:44 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 06 May 2010

Tom Hill offered help to Kathleen

Tom Hill offered help to Kathleen

KIND-hearted people in Comet country were quick to show their generosity after our front page story in the Stevenage edition last week about pensioner Kathleen Mitchell who had her invalid scooter stolen. This week Kathleen, 74, a widow of Brent Court, St

KIND-hearted people in Comet country were quick to show their generosity after our front page story in the Stevenage edition last week about pensioner Kathleen Mitchell who had her invalid scooter stolen.

This week Kathleen, 74, a widow of Brent Court, Stevenage, was out and about again on a machine given to her by a Comet reader, Tom Hill, 68, of Fox Road.

Three other readers had also contacted us with offers of scooters for Mrs Mitchell who said she had been overwhelmed with best wishes and help.

"It just shows what a wonderful paper The Comet is," said Mrs Mitchell.

"The story made a lot of people very angry and they called me saying what a wicked thing it was to steal my scooter.

"Everybody has been wonderful thanks to The Comet and I feel so happy after getting another scooter.

"Mr Hill had bought it for his wife and she had died and he came round and gave me the scooter.

"It is brilliant and I am enjoying getting out and about again. He is a good Samaritan who has made me very happy."

"The scooter was just sitting in my garage since my wife died. My wife only used it once so I thought Kathleen could make better use of it," said Mr Hill.

"It was an evil thing to do to steal a scooter from an invalid pensioner and as soon as I read the story in The Comet I went across the road and offered her my late wife's.

"It was wonderful to put a smile on her face.

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