A wel­come ray of sun­shine

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - Home&abroad -

IT was our sad duty last week to re­port that thieves had tar­geted a char­ity for autis­tic chil­dren.

How nice then, just a few days later, to in­stead fo­cus on the kind-hearted ac­tions of peo­ple de­ter­mined to spread a lit­tle hap­pi­ness (see page 11).

Spec­trum Dundee car­ries out much good work, and did noth­ing to de­serve the dam­age caused last week.

Ob­vi­ously we were not alone in our frus­tra­tion, and lo­cals have ral­lied round with of­fers of as­sis­tance.

From toys and other dona­tions to warm words of help and en­cour­age­ment, lo­cals have clearly demon­strated that the bul­lies, van­dals and mind­less thieves will never win.

The char­ity is not well off – it is not soak­ing up gov­ern­ment grants or spend­ing with any kind of largesse.

Rather in keep­ing with so many lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions, it is sur­viv­ing thanks largely to the kind­ness of strangers.

Let there be no doubt – our com­mu­ni­ties are all the richer for it.

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