CHARLOTTE TARRANT knew what she had to do when she saw a newspaper story of an 82-year-old who was cheated of her savings.
It did not take the marketeer, pictured above, long to set up an online appeal to replace the £54,000 stolen from Vera Haselden, who is suffering from dementia.
Tarrant, who lives in Stoke Newington, told Loving Dalston: “I’m passionate about mental health, both in the work I do and in my private life.
“I really believe that Vera’s financial freedom can be restored through the kindness of strangers.”
If you want to read about the wretched thief, see below, press. You may find yourself thinking she requires something more helpful than jail.
This is not the first fundraiser Tarrant has been closely involved in. She walked the 100km from London to Brighton for a charity.
Harrow Crown Court recorder Andrew Hearn said of the callous thefts: “Miss Haselden… lived in fear of entering a care home.” Without her savings, she had perforce gone into a home.
Hearn added: “She told the police she feels like she is in a prison, ending up where she did not want to be.”
Here is the link to the appeal for donations. You know what you have to do.
David Altheer 080516
* Apart from drawings, all pictures on this page © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com, and all for sale for reproduction. Most photographs are available in bigger formats.
* Emboldened underscored words in most cases indicate a hyperlink. If a link does not work, it may be that the site to which the URL refers has not been maintained. A link in no way expresses support for any site.