Star Opinion: Kindness goes a long way

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Sheffield people’s kindness never ceases to amaze.

When green-fingered Jeff Walker’s prized Sheffield allotment was burned to the ground in an arson attack he felt like giving up his pastime of 30 years.

But the community - like so many across the city - have rallied round and now Jeff has been able to rebuild his shed and is loving life at the allotment again.

One anonymous donor who read about Jeff’s plight in The Star donated £1,000.

Pupils from nearby Lydgate Lane School visit the allotment to learn how vegetables grow and donated a cheque for £153.

Builder’s merchants and stores also donated items.

Yesterday we wrote about how donations had rolled in during a charity night for the Children’s Hospital.

But it seems people’s generosity extends beyond major city institutions and in fact knows no bounds with Jeff’s story touching hearts.

It is amazing how far a little kindness will go and it is worth remembering that everyone can make a difference in some way.

Whether it was the donation of nails or screws, offers of labour or making cups of tea everyone involved should feel proud.