The kindness of strangers – thank you


Brownhills: remarkable community spirit when the chips are down.

I just want to take a moment to say thanks to all who shared and kept an eye out for the silver mountain bike stolen from Brownhills High Street last Sunday Morning – the lad who had the bike taken sadly doesn’t have it back (any info still appreciated) but I and his mum would like to thank those of you who offered to help in so many ways.

Amongst the readership one reader – a local businesswoman – offered a cash donation. Another offered a replacement secondhand bike his lads were no longer using. More readers offered to set up appeals. Lichfield bike recycling project @lichwheeld kindly offered help too, despite Brownhills being well outside their area.

All offers were gratefully received, but politely declined – the lad has replaced his bike out of his own pocket, and he’s now got locks, too! I totally understand the family position, but they are overwhelmed and very touched and thankful for the offers.

Thanks to you all for your help and generosity. Despite there being some thieving buggers about, the readership rallied round to help. This is  true community spirit.

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3 Responses to The kindness of strangers – thank you

  1. Edwina. says:

    Oh what a shame for the poor lad, he’s learned a valuable lesson in life – ie to protect what’s his, unlike the toad who took it. He, unfortunately will probably go throughout his life gaining things which he has never paid a penny for and probably getting on in life through his illegal gains … A curse on him.

  2. It may be in the cut by now, a spot of magnet fishing coming up, I think.

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