Nurse’s ‘amaz­ing’ gift af­ter bike is stolen from hos­pi­tal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By Kristina Cur­tis

An act of kind­ness from staff at Ash­ford’s Hal­fords has left a nurse de­lighted.

Zuzana Ja­vorska reg­u­larly cy­cles to the Wil­liam Harvey Hos­pi­tal where she works, how­ever af­ter one par­tic­u­larly hor­ri­ble shift she came out to dis­cover that her bike had been stolen.

Mrs Ja­vorska said: “The bike was all locked up. I cy­cle to work and al­ways leave it in the car park nearby but I came out af­ter my shift at work and I couldn’t see the bike.

“I re­ported it to the se­cu­rity ser­vices and they told me to call the po­lice.

“It’s just a shame that af­ter work, and it was a hor­ri­ble shift, I didn’t have a bike or a way home.”

Af­ter man­ag­ing to get picked up from work by her hus­band, Mrs Ja­vorska took to so­cial me­dia in a bid to find her stolen bike.

Lucy Cox, a friend of Mrs Ja­vorska, shared the post where it was spot­ted by Dan But­ler who works in the Bike Hut in Hal­fords on the Gal­lagher Re­tail Park off Nor­man Road.

Mr But­ler spoke to his man­agers and ar­ranged for a bike to be given to Mrs Ja­vorska on Thurs­day, July 6.

He said: “I’m a mem­ber of a few cy­cle clubs and we all share things on Face­book. Some­one shared it so I phoned up our area man­ager who was more than happy to help out. We’ve man­aged to do­nate a bike to her and we’re throw­ing in a lock too!”

Mrs Ja­vorska said she couldn’t be­lieve it when Mr But­ler got in touch:“Th­ese things don’t usu­ally hap­pen to me but it has. It’s amaz­ing. I was chuffed!”

She’s also mak­ing sure her new bike will be more se­cure at work.

“I’ve found out there’s quite a lot of bikes stolen from there,” said Mrs Ja­vorska “I’ll be lock­ing the bike in­side for the mean­time. I’m def­i­nitely not keep­ing it out­side any­more!”

Un­for­tu­nately, it seems that Mrs Ja­vorska isn’t the only one to have had her bike stolen in Ash­ford re­cently.

Mr But­ler said: “Bike theft in Ash­ford is an on-go­ing is­sue, es­pe­cially around this time of year.”

He rec­om­mends the best way to se­cure a bike prop­erly is to use a D-lock and ca­ble lock which se­cures both of the wheels and the frame of the bike.

“We want the com­mu­nity to know that we’re here for ev­ery­one,” said Mr But­ler “We can’t give ev­ery­one a free bike but if you get your bike stolen we’re here to help!”

Any­one who has wit­nessed any­thing sus­pi­cious or has more in­for­ma­tion on any stolen bikes in the area is urged to call Kent Po­lice on 01843 222289 or to call Kent Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.


From left, Lucy Cox, Dan But­ler and Zuzana Ja­vorska with her son Oliver

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