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St Andrews in Focus - Issue 86 Jan / Feb 2018

From the Editor

flora Selwyn

Amid today’s apparent moral disintegration (?) one abiding human attribute in our country remains: kindness. Letters’ pages in the press will often have at least one example of thanks for an act of kindness, such as help for a person who fell down, or for someone whose lost object was returned etc. What other country has such a huge army of volunteers, all working for others out of kindness and consideration? In our town there has been a man sitting on the pavement with two large well-behaved dogs he clearly loves. It transpired from an article in the Courier that the man was a victim of hard times through no fault of his own. Because he is totally loyal to his dogs he found himself in the trap of being denied Council accommodation. Because of that, he had no address, so that he could not sign on for work – a downward spiral if ever there was one. A kind person had the decency to set up a crowd-funding post online, with the aim of building up enough funds to rent somewhere to live, to give the man a chance to find work to rebuild his life. By the time you read this, I really hope that the man’s prospects have improved. May the power of kindness never wane! Honour to those who don’t just walk by!

Flora Selwyn

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