A COMMUNITY has rallied round for an 87-year-old who was pick-pocketed of her rent and bills money.

A fundraising page has been set up to restore the woman's faith in humanity by kind-hearted neighbours.

The Go Fund Me page explains how the mother and well-loved grandmother was at a Wallingford building society to draw out money for her house bills and rent.

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It goes on to claim someone stole the woman's purse, which included photographs of her late husband, from her mobility trolley.

The fundraising page says: "She is now very nervous about going anywhere alone and has lost faith and trust."

It goes on to explain how a kind manager at Waitrose in Wallingford was quick to come to the woman's rescue when she relaised her purse had been stolen.

It is claimed the manager took the 87-year-old back to the building society to cancel her bank cards, paid for her shopping, walked her back to her flat and gave her flowers.

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A Waitrose spokeswoman said: "We were very sad to hear about this awful incident and send our warmest wishes to the lady involved.

"Our Partners do all they can to support our customers and the community, and thanks to the kind actions of one of our Partners at our Wallingford shop, we were able to ensure that she got home safely."

The fundraiser was created Monday, it does not confirm when the theft happened.

It has already raised £100, to donate go to