The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

It is tempt­ing some­times to be­come a lit­tle de­pressed by what can seem to be an un­remit­ting diet of se­ri­ous, if not down­right bad, news.

How­ever, we also like to pub­lish pos­i­tive sto­ries about peo­ple who make a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­ni­ties by go­ing be­yond the min­i­mum to help oth­ers.

So it is heart­warm­ing this week to be able to re­port the story about an In­ver­lochy woman who mis­placed the last gift her late hus­band gave her.

Thanks to the ef­forts of oth­ers, An­nemarie MacLach­lan was able to track down a re­place­ment faux fur coat, ex­actly same as she had re­ceived from her hus­band Don, who trag­i­cally died un­ex­pect­edly in Novem­ber. An­nemarie’s best at­tempts to trace the coat, in­clud­ing vis­it­ing a ho­tel where she feared she might have left the treasured gar­ment and search­ing her home from top to bot­tom, proved fruit­less.

So she turned to the re­tailer M&Co, from which the coat had orig­i­nally been bought, and the staff at the Fort Wil­liam branch pulled out all the stops – in­clud­ing email­ing ev­ery out­let of the fash­ion chain in Scot­land – in the hunt for a sim­i­lar item.

Thanks to their ef­forts, a coat in the right size was found. Well done to all in­volved.

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