THE community has rallied around in support of a terminally ill Enniskillen man whose home was burgled by heartless thieves.
79-year-old Frank McCaffrey has been left shaken after his home on the Cornagrade Road was broken into and a sum of money stolen in a shocking burglary.
Frank lives on his own, and is terminally ill and deaf.
He reported the incident to the police on Friday morning around 6.30am and it is believed that the thieves made off with around £500 of cash.
After hearing about the incident, the staff at the deli at Rooney’s Eurospar set up a Crowdfunding page and so far the local community has generously raised over £1,500.
Frank’s niece Siobhan Brown has thanked everyone who has kindly donated to Frank after his ‘terrible ordeal’ and said he is extremely grateful for the support he has received.
Angela Woods who set up the fund-raising page on behalf of the staff said that when they heard about what happened to Frank, they were gutted and wanted to do something to help him.
The page appeal said, “Frank is 79, deaf, and terminally ill. He is very fragile due to his illness and a recent accident when he was knocked down by a car.
“He has tried to remain as independent as he could and we were all amazed at how he just never
seemed to give up!
“The thought of him living in fear is bad enough but to think he will be worrying about money is just terrible. Anyone who does donate can be assured that the money will be kept safe for him to use, how and when he needs it.”
Police in Enniskillen are appealing for information following the burglary, and a spokesman said, “Shortly after 6.30am on Friday August 9th, it was reported that entry was gained into a house in the area.
“A sum of money was believed to have been taken during the incident. Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101.”
If you would like to donate to the Crowdfunding page, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/angela-woods-1.
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Posted: 6:59 pm August 14, 2019