102-year-old Wrotham woman has stolen walking frame replaced

PUBLISHED: 11:39 07 January 2013

Freda McGregor with First Choice Mobility senior director Daniel Ball

Freda McGregor with First Choice Mobility senior director Daniel Ball


A 102-year-old woman is over the moon with a new walking frame after her old one was stolen from outside her home.

Freda McGregor, from Wrotham, last saw the £177 walking frame - on which she depends - outside her front door on December 19.

Following a police appeal, Medway-firm First Choice Mobility stepped in to offer Freda a new lightweight frame.

Director Andy Carter said: “We saw the story and it is something that touched us. We spoke with her daughter and on Friday delivered the new frame which she was very happy with.”

Meanwhile the stolen frame was discovered dumped and in a battered condition in some bushes on Monday morning (7) by a postman.

Freda said: “The new frame is lovely, it is much better than the old one. I can’t walk without assistance so I was housebound, but now I am back to being able to move around.”

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