Lonely Doncaster pensioner, 87, reveals: “No one has visited me since March”

Caring Doncaster residents are reaching out to help an 87-year old from the borough who revealed she has not seen a single person since March.

Friday, 20th November 2020, 12:30 pm

The pensioner, called Margaret, called the television show This Morning to speak to someone, saying she came out of hospital the day before lockdown and has been by herself ever since.

She said: "There's only eight houses in my little area and not one neighbour's come to see me."

She said: "I got home the day before cutdown and I've been on my own ever since. I've never seen anyone since I came home - since March.

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"I live in a very lonely area. There's only eight houses in my little area and not one neighbour's come to see me.

"Things aren't sociable the way they were when we were young."

Now Doncaster residents are rallying to try to find and help the OAP.

Marshgate-based second hand shop Clutter Hut posted on social media: “This will just not do! If you have an elderly neighbour please let them know you are there for them. Just give them a knock and from a distance so you don’t worry them. Just say hiya do you need anything. Telling them you are always there to help out or just chat.

"If anyone knows the lady from Doncaster who phoned ITV Good Morning today please ask her to ring the council. I have been very clearly informed that they can help her.”

Resident Diane Ryan told the Free Press: “The people of Doncaster are wanting to reach out to her.”

Another posted on social media: “If any of you find out who it is please let me know. I'd gladly go and have a cuppa and chat with her.”

Another added: “I don’t have a lot of money right now as I'm still furloughed but my children will be happy to make this lady a lovely Christmas card and stuff.”

Another started: “I'm from Doncaster and would happily ring her up, have a chat and when this is all over take her shopping.”

The Free Press has contacted Doncaster Council, the NHS and local peer support agencies.

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