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Help Lucy & Family

Closed Cause page created in the Community category by Jacquie Bird

  • $269,934.00 donated
  • 5,084 generous donors

Help support the family of hero mum Lucy Knight tragically injured intervening in a crime.

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In Need

On Tuesday 23rd September at approx 1:40pm Lucy, mother of six, was shopping at Northcote with her two youngest children.

She witnessed a person snatch the handbag of an elderly woman after withdrawing cash from an ATM, and intervened. In the process the offender struck her on the head, she fell and sustained a brain injury.

Whilst Lucy recovers from surgery for her brain injury, plus the cost of supporting a large family, we would like to support them as much as possible and cover basic things like groceries, parking and petrol.

We consider her an absolute hero for stepping in to help someone in need, further details are available in the Herald story below:

** After discussion with Lucy's family, this page is now closed to donations. The massive outpouring of kindness and support was unexpected and, as we understand it, unprecedented.

Our thanks goes to every individual and community group who contributed in one way or another.

If anyone is still wishing to donate, the family requests it go to the Starship Foundation, whose Givealittle page is here:

Their main website is here: **

Page created by:

Jacquie Bird


On Tuesday 23rd September, my friend and brave woman Lucy intervened in a bag snatch in Northcote. As a result she sustained a head injury, and this page is to coordinate donations to cover food and parking costs etc for her family. News story here:

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Jacquie Bird.

“gud luck”
“Friends of your Aunt Mary and Uncle Mike.”
“Lucy, our hero mum, hope you will recover soon.”
“You're amazing - stay strong.”
“My prayers are with you all as you journey through recovery.”
“Peter, Lucy & Family, you are an inspiration to all, Peter fond memories from school, our family prayers and thoughts go to you all. Michael”
“To Lucy Knight and her family With grateful thanks from Epsom Chinese Association for her bravery in coming to the rescue of a stranger. Many of our Chinese seniors can't speak English and are helpless when in danger. We really appreciate Lucy's help. May we wish her a speedy recovery.”
“Get well soon Lucy, you are our hero.”
“Lucy all of us support you!Get well soon!”
  • $269,934.00 donated
  • 5,084 generous donors

$269,934 donated

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This cause page was created on 24 Sep 2014 and closed at 10:37 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 07 Oct 2014.

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