Here is a tiny collection of some of the random acts of kindness carried out by Roytoners every day.
Kind stranger pays for lady’s meal at the village chippy. LINK
Woman’s car breaks down. 2 random strangers come to her aid. LINK
Local youths came to a lady’s aid when she passed out in Royton park. LINK
Emma says thanks to 2 strangers who helped her Grandad back up after he fell. LINK
From Jess: "I found out last week that following a serious crash which thankfully we only suffered minor injuries, that my car was a write-off. As a key worker this was a really upsetting as I had no way to get to work, I can’t buy another car just yet with the lock-down & renting a car would be £400 a month! I only contacted Royton Car Services as my car was booked in the week after the crash so I had to call & let them know what had happened so my appointment could be cancelled. Within the hour of me ringing them, Tom rang me back & offered to lend me one of his cars completely free of charge until the lock-down had ended. I am so overwhelmed with his generosity & support to make sure I can get to work helping others during this time. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tom & his team & let everyone know what a brilliant local company they are. Thank you so much."
Ash, Rash and Dave donated over 4000 bottles of water to Oldham Hospital after the hospital put a call out that ICU was short of bottled water. Ash says he donated them on behalf of the Royton community because it was their money that allowed him to buy the water in the first place. LINK
A message of thanks for the village chippy on Royton precinct: Louise says: "Good morning! Could I just possibly get a huge thank you to the man who has the village chippy in Royton please? The lovely gentleman took a bag of meals to my Gran (Janet) the other day ❤ and she was over the moon! My Gran has been so upset every day at missing her dinners from the chippy so this really meant a lot to her and to us as well. Thank you so much for such an amazing gesture and for looking after her!" LINK
Please look at all the kind comments left by Roytoners for this student nurse. LINK
Middleton tech dropped off some homemade masks for frontline staff at Royton & Crompton family practice. On the same day, Royton Car Services also dropped them off some disposable car seat covers to help keep patients and staff safe during home visits.
I would just like to thank the lady in Lidl behind me in the self-service queue. She could obviously see I was a nurse and had just finished my night shift and asked me if I had a car and if not would I like a lift home. I didn’t really get chance to thank you as I was just in a daze. I was so overwhelmed at your generosity and had a little cry when I got home. I’m sure any nurse would agree it’s the little things that make a difference when things are so hard at work. Thank you again and I hope you have a lovely day. Keep strong everyone and well done to all my colleges and fellow medical staff, stay safe guys. Last bit -please people listen to the advice on the 5pm broadcasts as it’s really no joke! This is serious not a joke and not a horror movie, this is real life!!! People are losing lives all around the world and if everyone listens and takes the advice we can say we tried our best but if we don’t then who knows it could be you that loses a loved one. Take care xxx
We were out with the cubs last night from sixth Royton learning about the community defib machine. As a treat we bought the cubs chips. On the way back to the hut a gentleman gave us £20 for our next lot of chips . Well thank you kind man it was an overwhelming gesture and 6th Royton cubs appreciated it.
VW Golf driver stops to held elderly lady carry a large box in heavy rain. Link
The Bulls Head in Heyside provided a Christmas day meal for District Nurses. See photo here.
Kathryn H: Just seen 2 lads in high-vis clothing stop the traffic near the halfway house to help 2 elderly ladies cross the road safely. Such a lovely gesture, well done lads
Zoe C: My 7 year old daughter visited a house with a sign which read "help yourself, we're out trick or treating". They're tub was empty, so she tipped her booty into their dish for others to help themselves. Melted my heart.
Sarah L: I was on Bullcote Park tonight at about 8pm with my 2 year old son. There were 2 boys there probably about 13 years old. One was called Callum but not sure about the other one. Anyway, they were the lovliest kids ever. Playing with my son, helping him so do the things he couldnt manage to do himself and so so polite. In a world where theres so many negative stories about people in think its important to talk about the good things too. X
Lindsey L: Today I was on my break from work walking through the precinct and saw a man struggling to carry things he has bought from Graham’s and dropped stuff and a lovely young lad from the card factory saw this and came running out with a carrier bag for him it was lovely to see well done
Laura N: My mums dog was knocked down on Oldham road near St. Cuthberts. We’re trying to find the people who helped my son take him to the vet. There was a woman from Royton who drove them to the vets. And a man who stayed with my son. If anybody knows anything can you please let us know.
Paul M: To the kind lady in the black SUV in Royton Precinct car park this morning around 11:30, who very nicely waited for me to get out of my car to tell me that my reversing light wasn't working. Thank you very much. There wasn't really anything wrong with it, some dirt had got into the connection in the wiring and bulb holder causing a lose connection, I had it sorted before I left the car. Thank you again. It was very nice of you.