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Generous Grantham teen buys replacement wheelchair after young boy’s is stolen




Lauren Farrow, 19, with the wheelchair she has purchased for Declan Nugent, 16, and thank you chocolates.
Lauren Farrow, 19, with the wheelchair she has purchased for Declan Nugent, 16, and thank you chocolates.

A 19-year-old who read about the callous theft of another teen’s wheelchair in the Journal, has bought him a replacement.

After reading how 16-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Declan Nugent’s wheelchair was stolen from outside his home, and that he would be housebound without one following an upcoming hip operation, Lauren Farrow decided to help.

Lauren Farrow.
Lauren Farrow.

“I couldn’t believe it when I read it, and then afterwards I was looking online and I saw one for sale. I just thought it was meant to be,” explained Lauren, from Vetnor Avenue, Grantham.

She even travelled to Sutton-in-Ashfield to buy it, before delivering the chair to the family on Thames Road, Grantham, who reciprocated with a box of chocolates.

Declan’s mother, Rosanne, 33, said: “We are extremely grateful to Lauren. You don’t expect it for a second, that someone you don’t know would help like this.”

Anyone who can help police inquiries into the theft, should call 101 quoting incident 221 of March 17, with further details of the incident available here



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