My son, who runs his own plumbing company, was approached by BOB FM, our local radio station, as part of their Christmas Wishes campaign. Someone called Kayliegh had called to say that her dad, who lives in Hertford Heath, has had no heating in his house for over five years. He has a new boiler, to replace his broken one, but couldn't afford to have the conversion done.
So my son, Rob, arranged to get a team of plumbers, a heating engineer and an electrician to go to Kayleigh's dad's house, while he was out, and install the boiler. It took all day.
What a surprise, though. You should have seen the look on Kaylieigh's dad's face. It was a wonderful moment.
You can hear all about it on BOB FM, at these links:
The thing is, those miserly humbugs at The Mercury newspaper would not cover this as a lovely local news story, because they insisted BOB FM were news competitors.
Still, this was a wonderful and heart-warming thing for my son to have done, and I am duly proud of him.