Raffle raises more than £100 for attack victim

Lads from  Nacro that have collected raffle items for attack victim 'left to right Charlotte Harrington (functional skills trainer), Ben Pearce, Jordan Dineen, Liam Bennett, Marcus Rennie, Josh Brazil, Jamie Harman and Paula Page (employability trainer).'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Lads from Nacro that have collected raffle items for attack victim 'left to right Charlotte Harrington (functional skills trainer), Ben Pearce, Jordan Dineen, Liam Bennett, Marcus Rennie, Josh Brazil, Jamie Harman and Paula Page (employability trainer).'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

A GROUP of teenagers have raised more than £100 for a pensioner who was viciously robbed in Wisbech.

The young people attending courses at Nacro in the town were so outraged by the attack on the vulnerable man in his 90s that they wanted to do something for him.

Following an appeal for raffle prizes in the Citizen, staff and teenagers at Nacro were astounded by the response from the public.

The prizes poured in, from boxes of chocolates and books to vouchers from businesses and gifts.

The raffle raised £106 through sales of tickets to family and friends. The money will be passed onto the pensioner or the charity of his choice.

Ginny Burgess, from Nacro, said: “In retrospect we could have made this much bigger and probably sold loads more tickets, but in the time frame we are pleased with this result and with our young people.”

“We have been really overwhelmed by the response,” added functional skills trainer Charlotte Harrington.

The attack victim was left bleeding on a Wisbech pavement after being assaulted by a group of up to six teenagers and robbed in Kings Road at around 6.30pm on Monday February 20.