Readers' Letter: Thanks to kind children who helped me in Doncaster's Frenchgate Centre


By Barbara Craythorn
Thursday, 18th November 2021, 10:00 am
Frenchgate Centre
Frenchgate Centre

Please could you print a letter of gratitude to a group of children aged about 11-12 years old who were my angels when they helped me in the Frenchgate Centre on Thursday, October 28. They were near the escalator at approximately 12.30pm.

I asked them if they could take my shopping bags as I couldn't manage them, I was on my way to get my bus. They were most polite and eager to help me, but as I approached the escalator I went dizzy and couldn't get on, they were at the bottom by this time with my bags, they could see there was some confusion so they came back up.

I was causing a gathering of people, some were complaining asking what was going on? One lady was really sweet saying "can't you see this lady isn't well".

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The children came with me to the lift and stayed with me while I got on the bus, the young lady that was with them told the driver they were seeing me safely on the bus.

I was so grateful to the children I offered the older girl some money to get them all some sweets but she said they didn't want the money and kept giving it back to me.

I don’t know their names but I have wanted to write to you to say children today get bad press, but these young people did everything possible to make me feel safe and I am writing to the Free Press to praise their kindness.

Thank you very much.

Mrs H Godley