THIS is the heartbreaking moment a gran broke down in tears after strangers clubbed together to replace her pension and handbag after it was stolen.
Shocked widower Pamela Hann, 87, was left “overwhelmed” after South Londoners set up a GoFundMe to replace her lost bag.
It was swiped as she shopped in Bromley, Kent, last month – and she refused to tell her family how much she had lost.
The bag was packed with sentimental pictures, hearing aids, and over £200 in cash.
She begged granddauighter Kerry, 39, to post about the theft on Facebook in the hope that her pictures would be returned.
But kind strangers soon set up a GoFundMe – raising the full sum in a matter of days.
Oh my god. Never – I don’t know how they can be so kind
Kerry filmed herself handing over the cash last week.
She begins the video saying: “So you know you asked me to put a post on Facebook to find your bag. Well I did… I couldn’t find your bag but we done a collection for you.
“To replace your pension and to get a bag. The local community and some of the family, so that’s it.”
Pam: “Oh my god. Never – I don’t know how they can be so kind.”
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Kerry adds: “That’s from the people of Penge and Beckenham to replace your bag. Not everybody’s mean nan.”
As Pam wept into the , Kerry adds: “You’re making me all teary.”
And asked if she wants to send a message to her benefactors, Pamela whispers: “I cant talk at the moment.”
Kerry said her gran had reported the theft to the police, but the case was almost immediately closed.
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She said of the theft: “We think she was targeted but were not 100 per cent sure.
“It had her purse in it. I asked her how much money she had in there and she said just her pension but I think she didn’t want to upset us.
“She was really upset, she didn’t want to go out, but we’re trying to encourage her to keep going out.”
Kerry is still appealing for anyone who knows the whereabouts of the family photos.
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