A good samaritan has contacted The Standard to offer to repair a careworker’s electric bike after it was stolen and later recovered damaged.
As reported last week, Andrea Cowling was left having to struggle on foot between the homes of elderly people she cares for in Boston after her silver iZip bike was stolen while on a call-out in Willoughby Road.
Hearing no word about it’s return and unable to afford another electric bike, she reluctantly purchased a push cycle.
A few days later police found the bike tied to a lamp post in Woad Farm Road, but it was damaged and left unroadworthy.
On Thursday, an elderly man in his eighties from Kirton rang The Standard and offered to help.
The man, who asked not to be named, said: “I saw what happened to that lady and I think whoever did it is abhorrent.
“I would like to foot the bill for repairs needed to get her electric bike fixed.”
The man said he had a lot of respect for careworkers, who did a ‘great, but hard job’ helping others.
On hearing the news, Ms Cowling said: “Oh that’s a really nice thing to do.
“I have been struggling around on my push bike and it’s really difficult at my age, especially as drivers behind me have been beeping and being really impatient with me.”