Woman raising cash for NHS with Christmas lights ‘verbally abused by disgusting couple’

A woman raising money for the NHS with a Christmas lights display was verbally abused by “a disgusting couple” it’s claimed.

Police are investigating after Nancy Douglas was alleged subjected to a torrent of foul language when a couple pulled into the car park of The Ash Inn, Stoke-On-Trent this week.

Nancy was there to collect for charity when the incident happened.

Her Christmas display lights up at a property nearby every night from 6.30pm to 8.30pm until Christmas Eve, Stoke on Trent Live reports.

Highlighting the incident on social media, staff at the pub said they hope the couple will be named and shamed.

In a Facebook post they wrote: “To the disgusting couple who pulled onto our car park and abused Nancy, the lady collecting for charity, in front of all the children you should be ashamed of yourselves.

“Your car is on our camera and you are not welcome. I hope they get named and shamed.

“The police have been in touch and are making enquiries.”

In an online appeal, Nancy said: “Myself and my husband have once again decorated our house with Christmas lights for the festive season to help to raise donations for charity as we have done so over so many years.

“This year is particularly important for us as we all need that little bit of cheer and festive spirit.

“We have chosen to raise donations for NHS charities because the NHS is so important to each and every one of us and deserves all the extra help and support that we can give, especially this year.

“This is our way of saying thank you for everything that the NHS has done for us and continues to do.”