People in Kings Langley have been praised for rallying round an elderly woman who had to self-isolate in the village.
David Gorham, who now lives in Denmark, was born and bred in the village but now lives in Denmark.
When he posted on social media asking for recommendations for sending flowers to his mum on her birthday, he was unprepared for what followed.
He revealed: “The response was absolutely amazing. I .not only had people recommending various local businesses but I had a number of personal messages offering all kinds of help.”
These ranged from buying and delivering flowers privately, baking birthday cakes and delivering them to mum’s door, offering to do mum’s shopping and deliver it and offers to make homemade birthday cards and post them.
He revealed: “The amazing thing was that no-one I replied to actually wanted paying for anything, they were just happy to be helping someone in need. On the morning of mum’s birthday, Leila Cutler and her two little girls baked a cake for mum and delivered it to her door.
“Sandra Bloggs had promised to bake a cake and when she couldn’t get hold of any flour in the shops, she went to the bakers, bought cakes for mum and delivered them…this has happened on a few occasions since her birthday too. Karen Ashworth has her local craft business and she made a card especially for mum and posted it.
“I am forever grateful to the people of Kings Langley for making mum’s birthday a happy day in the circumstances… For these things to happen to her, she really couldn’t believe people’s kindness either.”