Alan Barnes and Katie Cutler
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Alan Barnes fund: What spurred on the public to donate?

The plight of disabled pensioner Alan Barnes, who was mugged outside his Tyneside home, has led to more than £300,000 being raised in his name.

After hearing of the attack, beautician Katie Cutler set up an online donation page with the aim of raising just £500 - but the cause went viral.

GoFundMe said the fundraising campaign was the sixth largest "of all time".

But what is it about this case that has struck a chord with so many people so quickly?

  • 03 Feb 2015
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