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Reward awaits good samaritan

Monday, 14th January, 2013

Marlene Sweet wants to thank a lad who helped her after she took a fall at the weekend. Marlene Sweet wants to thank a lad who helped her after she took a fall at the weekend.

By Erica Visser

When Marlene Sweet fell over at a shopping centre carpark at the weekend, a teenage boy helped her up and gathered her shopping.

However, in her distress, Ms Sweet did not have time to properly thank the good samaritan but she’s hoping for another chance.

“I fell over near the McDonalds car park on the road on Saturday afternoon,” she said.

“I put the trolley back and I was walking back to the car and there was a little raise in the gravel and bang. It sent me flying!

“The boy was yelling out, ‘Lady, lady, are you alright?’ There was a big gash out of my thumb and I was covered in blood.

“I was nearly knocked out.”

The boy, who Ms Sweet said looked about 13 or 14 years old, helped her collect her shopping and checked to see if she was alright.

However, when she emerged after cleaning up her injuries at the nearby McDonald’s, the boy was gone.

“I want a chance to thank him and to offer him a small reward,” Ms Sweet said.

“I’d recognise him if I saw him.

“I’m so grateful that he helped. It was a bad fall. I said to my friend, ‘Imagine if it were an elderly person?’ and she said ‘Well, you’re no spring chicken yourself!”

Ms Sweet said that if the boy came to the back door at her home at 230 Bromide Street she would give him a reward.

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