Good Samaritan holds brolly over great-gran for 20 minutes while waiting for ambulance
GOOD Samaritans came to the aid of a pensioner after she was accidently knocked down in Cheltenham's High Street.
One stranger even stood in the rain for 20 minutes as he held an umbrella over her mum as she lay on the floor.
Great-grandmother, Marilyn Jamieson was left with severe bruising on her face and down her left side after the fall.
The 79-year-old, from the Fairview area, did not break anything and hopes to return to her active schedule of badminton and aerobics soon. Her daughter Chrissie Honour said, from Milton Keynes, said the passerby knocked her down accidentally while she was outside Marks and Spencer on August 27.
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An ambulance was called and Mrs Jamieson was taken to Cheltenham General Hospital's accident and emergency department. She was there for more than five hours, but thanks to her high fitness levels had not broken any bones.
Chrissie said: "She suffered quite nasty injuries and severe bruising and it happened the day after she had come out of hospital for something completely different.
"When she was knocked down, several passersby immediately offered assistance while we waited for the ambulance.
"I would like to thank those people on her behalf, and also reassure the woman who knocked my mother down that we do know it was an accident.
"In particular, the gentleman who held his umbrella over my mother in the pouring rain while we waited for the ambulance and the woman who borrowed a mobile from her granddaughter to phone 999. She remains severely bruised but hopefully will recover completely within the next 10 days."
Mrs Jamieson, a mother of five and grandmother of eight, is being looked after by Chrissie and her other daughters. Mrs Jamieson moved to Cheltenham 10 years ago and plays badminton twice a week at the YMCA, as well as going to her aerobic classes for the over 50s.
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