Kind-hearted woman saves a family holiday
Published 10 Jun 2012 10:00 1 Comment
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'IT WAS A NIGHTMARE': Carrieanne Craig, pictured with partner Sandy Bruce, lost her purse on the second day of the family's holiday to Salou, Spain. It was returned by a Slough woman.
A KIND-HEARTED Slough woman stopped a young mother's dream holiday turning into a nightmare when she lost everything hours after landing in a foreign country.
Carrieanne Craig had only been in Salou, Spain, for a day when she lost her purse, leaving the 22-year-old, her partner and their two young children with no money.
"We were walking to the shops and I was pushing the buggy with my purse in and it must have fallen out, but we didn't notice until we got back to the hotel," said Miss Craig.
"It took my breath away. It was such a nightmare because it was only the second day and we had planned so much. I called the bank and cancelled my cards and was checking my bank accounts all the time to make sure nothing was going out."
However, the family's holiday was saved the following day, when the singer from Falkirk, Scotland, received news from her bank Jaswinder Hothi, from Slough, had found her purse still containing money and credit cards.
Mrs Hothi, of St Bernards Road, Langley, who was on holiday with her husband found the purse minutes before she was due to leave for the airport to fly back to Britain.
She said: "I found it lying near some bushes. There was a driving licence inside so I went into the nearby supermarket to see if they had seen this person and waited for about 10 minutes, but I couldn't spend too much time because I would have missed my transfer to the airport so I thought I would take it with me and deal with it when I got home."
On her return, the mother-of-two immediately called Miss Craig's bank, who informed her the purse had been found and helped arrange for it to be sent to her home address.
"I was so relived," said Miss Craig, who borrowed money from her mother-in-law to fund the rest of the holiday. "It made the rest of the holiday a lot smoother knowing that my details weren't going to be stolen. You don't get a lot of honest people these days and to know my purse had been found and was going to be returned, it was unbelievable."
Mrs Hothi, who's in her forties remained modest when thanked by the young mum for her 'honesty and kindness'.
She said: "It's something I think most people would have done. I was worried about the fact it might have ruined her holiday and how she would cope. If that was me I would have been frantic."
She added: "I just did what was the right thing to do. If the situation was to arise again I would do it all over again."
This article appeared in Slough Observer 08 Jun 12
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Jun 10, 15:03
Dear HOLIDAY/BUSSINESS Travellers,its requested to all that whenever you travel you should put your current address and telephone/mobile/cellular number inside your purse so that finder can contact you at the earliest because sometimes finder is an honest person but unable to trace.thakyou
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