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Praise for residents who came to aid of visitor, 81
9:00am Friday 1st June 2012 in News
A GRANDMOTHER who visited Moreton has praised the town’s residents for coming to her friend’s aid when she had a bad asthma attack.
Ann Tuitt, aged 70, visited the town on Tuesday last week from Uxbridge, near London, on a sheltered accommodation coach trip with her 81-year-old friend Doreen Thomas.
They had only been looking around the market for halfan- hour when Doreen started feeling ill and went into the Cacao Bean Café in the High Street where she suffered the asthma attack.
Ann, who was terrified something serious was going to happen to her friend, was overwhelmed by the response from café staff, passers-by and retired nurse Jandy Spurway, aged 73, who all offered to help.
She said: “Jandy was trying to calm me down and reassure us. I was very panicked.
Doreen knew she might have to be hospitalised and being so far from home, she was frightened.
“She [Jandy] drove us 75 miles to get us home and would only take the petrol money for one way. She made sure my friend had recovered enough to travel.
“Are all the people in Moreton like that? Every single person who offered to try to help us was so nice and people in the café were so busy.
They were inundated with customers but they still gave us help.
“I’ve never had such a good experience like that. You get kindness as you go through life but this was exceptional.
“We could not have had better treatment than if we were royalty. I would like them to be recognised.”
Carole Davison, waitress at Cacao Bean Café, said: “It’s really nice of her to thank us.
She couldn’t get her breath.
It was quite frightening.”
Moreton resident Mrs Spurway said: “She looked as though she was about to die.
“I knew she wouldn’t make it the whole day in the Cotswolds and it was going to cost them £120 in a taxi.
“If somebody needs help I do it.