AN appeal has been launched to help provide the disabled victim of an arson attack with a new mobility scooter.
Anna Keylock’s previous scooter was destroyed in the early hours of Sunday morning after the car she shares with her husband was set alight in Acton Lane, Sudbury.
The scooter was found melted in the boot of her Daewoo Lanos, which was parked opposite her house in a disabled space.
Since the incident, town councillors and neighbours have revealed their shock at what took place and, with the backing of the Free Press, an appeal has been started to ensure Mrs Keylock, who suffers from arthritis and had a kidney removed because of cancer, is quickly reunited with the vital equipment she needs for everyday life.
On Wednesday, Sudbury mayor Tony Platt made the first donation to the cause, pledging £50.
“I am very happy to support this appeal and make a contribution,” he said.
Speaking from outside her house, Mrs Keylock, said she was “overwhelmed” to hear of the appeal.
“I can’t believe it,” she said. “The scooter wasn’t terribly expensive, probably about £900, but it is the inconvenience of losing it.”
Anyone wishing to donate to the mobility scooter appeal can bring a cheque – made payable to Anna Keylock – to the Free Press offices in Sudbury.