Kind Trevethin teens clear snow from nursing home

HEART-WARMING: Tristen Norman, Alex Maloney, Jordan Kinnersley and Anthony Carter

HEART-WARMING: Tristen Norman, Alex Maloney, Jordan Kinnersley and Anthony Carter

First published in News

FOUR teenagers from Trevethin cleared snow from the forecourt of a nursing home just in case an ambulance was required.

Tristen Norman, 16, Alex Maloney, 15, Anthony Carter, 19 and Jordan Kinnersley, 15, who all know each other from attending Abersychan School, decided to take on the task after hearing that in a previous year an ambulance wasn’t able to get as close as they needed to Plas y Garn in Pontypool.

They offered their services today to the nursing home who gratefully accepted.

It took two and a half hours for the group to clear the pathways using their own shovels.

Tristen said: "It was our own idea to do it as we know that the residents could rely on medical treatment so they need the pathways to be clear.

"If we are needed in the future we would be willing to help out again."

Pontpool reverend Richard Harrison, who spotted the boys, said: "They have really taken my breath away. It’s heart-warming to see some real community spirit.

"I hope that others are inspired around the borough to do similar."

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3:32pm Fri 18 Jan 13

sugar2002ukuk says...

Well done
Well done sugar2002ukuk
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3:55pm Fri 18 Jan 13

robkinnear says...

Well done it proves not all teenagers are not bad !
Well done it proves not all teenagers are not bad ! robkinnear
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5:33pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jiffygeorge says...

A simple gesture but heartwarming and uplifting. Parents and school should be really proud.
A simple gesture but heartwarming and uplifting. Parents and school should be really proud. jiffygeorge
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8:04pm Fri 18 Jan 13

slice_of_life says...

what a lovely thing to do. and what a shame that this story wont get as many comments as all the more depressing stories. well done lads! some people do appreciate your efforts.
what a lovely thing to do. and what a shame that this story wont get as many comments as all the more depressing stories. well done lads! some people do appreciate your efforts. slice_of_life
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10:00pm Fri 18 Jan 13

muzzy73 says...

way to go lads :)
way to go lads :) muzzy73
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10:21pm Fri 18 Jan 13

CwmbranMark says...

Well done lads, what a lovely gesture for those less fortunate in your community.

You should be really proud of yourselves.
Well done lads, what a lovely gesture for those less fortunate in your community. You should be really proud of yourselves. CwmbranMark
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