IT was the call an elderly Solihull couple had been praying for.
On Wednesday we told how a senior citizen had contacted us after his wife had lost a large sum of money on Dovehouse Parade in Solihull.
She had withdrawn a large sum of money from the Post Office and popped it into the pockets of her new coat, only to discover when she got home that the pockets had no bottoms – and the money was gone.
“We know it’s a long shot, but we also know there are a lot of honest people in Solihull and we would be grateful for the return of the money if anyone picked it up,” said her husband when he told us of the loss.
Here at the Solihull Observer we duly posted his plea, giving the name and phone number of editor Ross Crawford as a contact.
The following day we received a call from Lisa McCrory who works at Wood Floor and Carpet Studio in Dovehouse Parade.
She said the money had been handed in to the shop after being found by a shopper.
“She didn’t think the money was real at first, but brought it to the shop for safe keeping and we popped it in an envelope,” said Lisa.
That evening her brother, who runs the business, called to say he’d seen our post at www.solihullobserver.co.uk, prompting Lisa to call us the following day.
The couple were delighted, and of course it bore out their faith in human nature and the honesty of Silhillians.
“It turns out the woman who found the money is a neighbour of ours too,” said the husband.