Couple in their 80s have home saved by anonymous donor

A retired couple from the village of Polgooth, near St Austell in Cornwall, have been saved from the prospect of having to leave the home they have lived in for around 40 years by the kind actions of a mystery benefactor.old cottage in village

Gordon and Betty Fowle, who are both aged 88, were faced with a repair bill amounting to roughly £24,000 after an exterior cob wall collapsed at the cottage which they have called home since the 1970s, which their insurance company refused to pay out for.

The money that was desperately needed for the necessary building work to get started, however, has now been donated by an anonymous local man; a relative of the couple described his generosity as an ‘incredible act’.

While the purchase of mobility aids such as walk in baths can help to improve quality of life for people as they get older, Mr and Mrs Fowle have now secured the most item important thing of all – a home in which they can live in happiness and comfort.

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