Fund set up to help woman (96) who was punched and robbed
A community has come together to set up a fund for Greta Lilly, the 96-year-old woman who was punched and robbed of a substantial amount of cash at her Co Donegal home last Saturday morning.
Gardaí are carrying out a full investigation to find those responsible for the attack. In the meantime, however, Buncrana town councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has teamed up with staff at the town’s credit union to set up a fund for Ms Lilly.
The frail pensioner had been saving to have windows put into her home when she was burgled and robbed of what is believed to have been a four-figure sum.
The new account will remain open at Buncrana Credit Union for one month from tomorrow. Anybody who wants to make a donation can do so there.
“I was going to go out on the streets with a bucket and I know I would have received great support from the people of Buncrana,” said Mr McLaughlin.
“But this way, people can donate [as much as] they want and when they want. The staff in Buncrana Credit Union have been great.”
Ms Lilly has been kept in Letterkenny General Hospital for observation.
Gardaí say they are making progress in their investigation but no arrests have been made.