Disabled pensioner Alan Barnes, 67, was pushing his bin outside his home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, on January 25, when he was attacked and pushed to the ground by an attacker and suffered a broken collar bone.
Following the assault, a 21-year-old beautician Katie Cutler, also from Gateshead, was so moved by the cowardly attack on Mr Barnes that she set up an online donation page which in a very short space of time generated three hundred and thirty thousand one hundred and thirty five pounds – all donated by well wishers.
Mr Barnes, who has suffered from sight and growth problems since birth, said he was overwhelmed by the response from all those across the globe who have donated and since the attack he and Katie have become good friends.
I photographed an event yesterday afternoon for Getty Images held at the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle where Mr Barnes was formally presented with the cheque for the raised sum of money by Katie. Below are a selection of pictures from the event.
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NB: The second image in the Daily Mirror gallery link above has an incorrect byline. It should read ‘Owen Humphreys/Press Association‘ as that one is his shot.
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The annual Boxing Day dips takes place at Saltburn and Redcar beaches in Cleveland today. The events see hundreds of ‘dippers‘, many in fancy dress, brave the chilly North sea waters to raise money for various charities.
Here’s a selection of some of my pictures from today…
Yesterday morning saw hundreds of people descend on Redcar racecourse in Cleveland to take part in the ‘Sports Relief Mile’ charity event to help raise money that is ultimately spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
From transforming the lives of people in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, or those living with poor mental or physical health, to protecting street children and providing life-saving healthcare abroad the money raised by events like this all over the country at the weekend will hopefully go towards making some difference.
Congratulations must go to all those who took part in the event at Redcar racecourse yesterday.
For further info check out… Sport Relief