This week, we would like to help an elderly lady from Coventry who was left hospitalised after she was attacked and robbed in the street.
Eileen Flynn, who is 79 years old, had just left her friends and was on her way home when someone snatched her bag and dragged her to the ground. They stole her bag, which contained her glasses and around £70 in cash.
The attack left her with her arm broken in 5 places and 2 black eyes. She had to have surgery and has been in hospital for the past 3 weeks.
Eileen’s granddaughter, Laura, said her nan is putting on a brave face, but is very shaken up and in a lot of pain. But thankfully Eileen is starting to do a bit better and is expected to be able to leave hospital this week. She lives on her own in sheltered accommodation, so is being given some carers to help her while she recovers.
The West Midlands Police are still looking for Eileen’s attacker. They described the robbery as a truly sickening attack on a vulnerable lady.
Eileen has sadly seen the worst of side human nature - we want to show her the best. So with your help, we want to give Eileen a special welcome home.