Heartless thieves have stolen a pensioners Christmas tree from her front garden.

The Christmas tree was planted for 84-year-old Kathleen Ramage as a sapling by a member of her family 11 years ago - but thieves hacked down the seven foot Christmas tree from her front garden in Chapel Lane, Penistone.

Local volunteer community radio station Penistone FM came to the rescue and contacted local garden centre Horsfields who kindly donated a replacement tree.

In an interview on Penistone FM, Kathleen said "she was horrified" when she realised it had been stolen, but was overwhelmed by people's kindness.

You can hear the interview at http://www.penistonefm.co.uk/gallery/2011-2/ - many thanks to our friends at Penistone FM for the kind permission to reproduce their photograph.