We received an e-mail last week from Ken McGregor who was delighted to be helped out by a Leigh resident. He kindly wrote to us asking to convey his thanks.
Myself and a friend were doing a circular walk in the area which meant we were in Leigh for our picnic lunch, when I discovered that my two water bottles were contaminated. With another 4 miles to walk I needed to replace the water.
A mature lady happened to be passing, walking her two dogs and I asked her if there was a local shop where I could buy some water. She advised me of the local garage shop, but it was about to close. Before I could start scratching my head for a solution she offered to take my bottles to her house and fill them up for me.
I gratefully accepted her offer and it meant carrying on the walk with two full bottles of water on what was a very warm day.
I just thought that such an act of kindness was worthy of a mention. We see so much miserable news on the media and I feel it is important to recognise that in actuality a lot of good things are occurring all the time but so often go unnoticed.