THANK YOU: Longhoughton pupils are a credit to all

I would like to express my sincere thanks to two lovely young girls from Longhoughton primary school who came to my aid last Thursday.

I had a nasty fall whilst out walking and the two girls, Amy and Lilly, came to help me get back on my feet, despite the sight of cuts and grazes on my face and hands.

I am a 73-year-old man with mobility and health problems. The girls were very attentive and very quick to come to my help, asking what they could do to assist.

I asked them to help me get to my feet and without question, they got hold of each arm, got me up and slowly walked me to my home, 300 metres away.

That evening one of the little girls and her father came to my door to make sure I was safe and well, and the following day both girls came back to check my wellbeing.

My wife and I were truly touched by their thoughts and kindness and would like to say that not only are they a credit to their parents, but also a credit to their school.

It is obvious that the two children have been brought up with the best of British traditions amongst a caring community of teachers and fellow pupils.

If it hadn’t been for Lilly and Amy I don’t know how long I would have lain on the ground.

Thank you girls, once again, for being there for me. You both will always have a place in my heart.

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