Homeless woman left “disappointed” after charitable effort receives little support
PUBLISHED: 17:29 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 01 May 2018
A homeless Welwyn Garden City woman who asked for donations for a dog charity instead of birthday presents is desperately trying to reach £1,000.
On December 27, last year Karen Thorpe turned 50 years old and asked for people to donate to Dogs Trust instead of giving her any presents.
Since then only £35 has been raised.
The YMCA resident told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that it would be a “dream come true” if she could get to her target of £1,000.
Karen, who has been sponsoring a dog herself for over a year, said: “Dogs Trust do such amazing work and I just love animals so much.
“I just can’t believe people could be so cruel to such innocent animals and just abandon them.
“Being homeless myself I know how tough it is so I want to help dogs who are out there all alone.”
Karen added: “It’s disappointing that I haven’t raised my target yet but I’m still happy that it will help a little.
“I would like to thank Grant Shapps for sharing my appeal as otherwise I don’t think I would have raised anything.”
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