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Kind words are all that Jacky wants; APPEAL: Heart-warming stories needed for book.


DO you have a heart warming tale to tell?

If so, your story could be added to a collection of "random acts of kindness" being pulled together by Kenilworth resident Jacky Lawrence.

Jacky wants to hear from anyone who has been offered a helping hand in a time of need.

She plans to turn the happy stories into a book in a bid to spread some cheer and promote community spirit.

And Jacky has her own tale to tell.

Twenty two years ago she was walking to school in Nuneaton with her young disabled son, Adam, and his baby brother.

She said: "My double buggy broke when I was half way over a dual carriageway.

"The wheel fell right off and I had two small children - one who couldn't walk and a baby. I was stuck.

"I couldn't carry them both and I couldn't leave either one of them while I looked after the other.

"I didn't know what to do.

"But a lorry driver saw what had happened and stopped his lorry in the dual carriageway.

"He picked up one child while I picked up the other and he drove me down the backstreets, which must have been really difficult for him, to get me to school. I remember being so grateful and I would like to say thank you to that man.

"I know other people who have been on the receiving end of a random act of kindness feel the same way."

Jacky has collected 20 stories so far and is keen to hear more.

A member of Kenilworth's Transition Town group, which promotes environmental awareness and sustainability, Jacky hopes her collection of tales will get people thinking more about trust and community spirit.

Got a story to tell?

If you have been touched by a random act of kindness, write to Jacky Lawrence, Sustainability Team, Warwickshire Climate Change Partnership, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SA.


TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: Jacky hopes to spread some cheer with book
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Date:Dec 24, 2008
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