A FUNDRAISING page has been set up to support a pensioner who was attacked in her home.

Police said Evelyn Birchall, 88, suffered a number of injuries during the attack inside her home in Aspen Gardens, Chorley, at around 12.30am on Saturday morning.

After hearing of the assault, Chorley resident Allan Mayer set up a fundraising page to support Mrs Birchall.

The fundraising page has a target of £1,000 but has so far raised £660.

Mr Birchall said: “This event has shocked our community. Thanks to everyone who has donated, liked and shared this crowdfunding campaign.

“I have had some lovely words of appreciation from the lady’s grandchildren who have always passed on their thanks to everyone who has sent their grandma their good wishes.”

To view the fundraising page visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/allan-mayer.