OVER the past two years we owe many thanks to carers, whether they are those that work in care homes, hospital or those that care for people in their own homes.

I think it is the latter I am writing about now.

On Sunday at around 10.30am, I was at the junction of Lambs Lane about to pull out and turn right on to Manchester Road.

My wife looked left and saw an obviously distressed old man meandering all over the pavement looking like he would fall on to the busy A57 with his next step.

My wife jumped out of the car and went to help him.

I noticed there was a black car behind me that could not get out of the junction because of the way I was parked. My wife was talking to the elderly man who told her he had lost his wife last Thursday and he had walked round the park, something he and his wife had done for many years, but had become very unsteady on his legs.

He had also had an operation on his forehead very recently as the stitches were still in place.

He was extremely upset, my wife was trying to console him and trying to get him into our car so we could take him home when a lady got out of the black car behind us.

I was expecting a mouthful but she walked straight over to the elderly gentleman, she put her arm round him and asked my wife what had happened.

The lady who got out of the car then explained she and her friend were carers going to their next job.

She took complete command of the situation much to our relief as they were medically trained and said they would take the elderly man home, sit with him, make sure he was alright and contact his daughter.

I am sure this would, because of the time constraints put on carers, make them late for their next job but they really looked after the elderly man and I suppose once a carer always a carer.

So can I just thank these two young ladies whoever they are for their public an cheerful good spiritedness.

DAVE TABRON Warrington