Alan Barnes Katie Cutler

Alan Barnes: Disabled Pensioner Meets Fundraiser As Fund Passes £317K

Yesterday Inquisitr reported on the story of Alan Barnes a disabled pensioner from Gateshead in England. Mr Barnes who is partially sighted and disabled was attacked outside his home by a thug who knocked him to the ground whilst attempting to rob him. Mr Barnes who is only 4’6″ tall sustained a broken collar bone in the fall and is too frightened to return to his home after the attack.

Mr Barnes story was seen by beautician Katie Cutler who lives nearby. She was so moved by his story that she set up a GoFundMe appeal in an attempt to raise £500 ($750) to help Alan Barnes to move to new premises. To everyones amazement Mr Barnes story has touched people across the world. By yesterday people across the world had donated an amazing $300,000 in just three days. Incredibly the Mirror reports that the fund shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.

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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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