Trib­ute to a true Sa­mar­i­tan

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

IT was so touch­ing to read your trib­ute to Dave Skel­ton in a cut­ting from the Gazette sent by a friend.

We now live in Corn­wall, hav­ing both been born and lived in Hilling­don for 70 years. My in-laws lived op­po­site Dave and Bar­bara for many years in Grosvenor Cres­cent, Hilling­don and they were al­ways good neigh­bours way back then.

When my fa­ther-in-law was fail­ing, David was al­ways on hand, call­ing in for a chat and a cuppa. Once late in the evening when Dad’s alarm went off, we raced round to find him on the floor, David came and helped re­turn him to bed.

We also met with them both at All Saints’, North Hilling­don, where again he was al­ways a will­ing helper.

So won­der­ful that a true sa­mar­i­tan has been recog­nised for the quiet way in which he en­riched the lives of those with whom he came into con­tact. Thank you again for high­light­ing the or­di­nary man who had such an im­pact on those around him. Ann & Peter Ben­nett Via email

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