Yesterday I got an 8am call from a crying 13 year old who had lost her purse on the way to school. She retraced her steps from Tescos to the station but couldn’t find it. She gave me details of what it looked like and the contents (Nando’s loyalty card, debit card, David Lloyd card and about £20 – in that order!) and I reported it online with both London Midland and lostproperty.org – but didn’t hold out much hope (the previous purse she lost on her school train journey didn’t ever turn up again!!)
Then, mid afternoon, I had an email from PDSA Pet Protectors. This is a club that all 4 kids belong to which is part of the PDSA charity for sick animals where they get the Animal Antics magazine every couple of months, and a free gift each year. Anyway – they’d emailed to say the purse has been found!!
D had clearly missed her Pet Protectors membership card off the list of contents!!
So – there are lots of wonderful people out there to thank –
Firstly the person who found the purse and handed it in at the station with all of the contents intact, including the cash.
Secondly the staff at Worcester Foregate Street station who didn’t just chuck the purse in a lost property box, but went through it to try and track the owner down.
And finally the PDSA Pet Protectors staff who definitely went above and beyond their remit to track us down. They left a voicemail on the home phone – and emailed me too.
All in all there was a very happy 13 year old (although she doesn’t look that enamoured in the photo!) reunited with her purse!!
There are good people out there.