A BRIDGE OVER TROU­BLED WA­TERS

Notes of sup­port placed across Dum­bar­ton in an ef­fort to help those strug­gling in lock down

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - JENNY FOULDS

Heart­felt mes­sages of love and sup­port to help peo­ple fac­ing a men­tal­health cri­sis have been left in lo­ca­tions across Dum­bar­ton.

Dozens of up­lift­ing notes have been placed at Dum­bar­ton Bridge, as well as at Havoc shore.

The hand­writ­ten words of sup­port — lam­i­nated to make them weath­er­proof — in­clude “You are stronger than you think”.

And “Know that deep in­side, you are re­silient, brave and so much stronger and more pow­er­ful than your fears.”

It is not known who is behind the mes­sages, but sim­i­lar notes have been placed on bridges across the coun­try in re­cent years.

Pic­tures of the notes were shared by Lorna Mcel­hin­ney on Vale of Leven Coro­n­avirus sup­port group last week.

She said: “To who­ever wrote th­ese wee quotes and tied them to the rail­ings across the bridge in Dum­bar­ton, thank you.”

A num­ber of res­i­dents replied and said they had spot­ted them in sev­eral other lo­cal lo­ca­tions too, in­clud­ing Havoc and in He­lens­burgh.

Teresa Gal­lacher said:“This is so thought­ful and car­ing .. ev­ery­one will get some­thing out of th­ese say­ings .. I know I have.”

David J Kennedy replied: “Love th­ese. Thank you who­ever placed them on the bridge.”

And Jenni Stewart said: “Looks like the same per­son has done it in He­lens­burgh too. Lovely thought and I hope it brings a wee bit of re­as­sur­ance for any­one that might need it.”

Ann Marie Bell said: “Amaz­ing. They are all along the shore too. So lovely.”

Dum­bar­ton Bridge

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