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Online fundraising helps 88-year-old get stair lift

A hospital pharmacy worker has helped an 88-year-old woman get a stair lift installed in her home - by setting up an online funding campaign.

Ruth Riley, of Walten-le-Dale, Lancashire, England, had been offered part funding by her local council - but could not afford to raise the £2,000 extra needed to get the stair lift installed.

But now she has had a stair lift fitted - after pharmacy worker Rachel Shannon set up a campaign to raise cash.

Rachel had seen how much pain Ruth was in when she visited the pensioner as part of her work - delivering medication.

Rachel said:  "I got a great response. The money was raised in a week."

A local stair lift company, Easylifting Stairlift Services of Wigan, fitted the stair lift for Ruth.

Ruth said:  "It's made my life 100 per cent better. It's all down to Rachel. I can't thank her enough."

Speaking to the Lancashire Evening Post, Lancashire County Council said that quotes provided by them include lifetime maintenance and 24-hour call out and that they would still be happy to speak with Ruth and her family.

Story uploaded - May 2016



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