German ‘Robin Hood’ doles out money to needy

March 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS  

London, March 2 (IANS) A mystery benefactor in a German city has started sending white envelopes stuffed with 8,000 pounds (about $3,600) to people with good causes, sparking speculation a Robin Hood-style do-gooder could be in their midst.

So far 20 such envelopes have been sent to charities and victims of crime around Braunschweig, Germany, The Sun newspaper reported Friday.

One windfall was sent to the family of a 14-year-old boy called Tom who was severely disabled in a swimming accident.

His mum Claudia Neumann said: “I was driving when I heard the news.

“I had to park on the side of the road, I was speechless.”

So far the city’s benefactor has doled out some 160,000 pounds in long white envelopes.

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