‘I’d like to say a huge thank you to that lady’ – Appeal to trace good Samaritan who helped Letchworth mum left barely able to walk after fall

Kate Ladd, from Letchworth, wants to trace the Good Samaritan who helped her after a fall on the way

Kate Ladd, from Letchworth, wants to trace the Good Samaritan who helped her after a fall on the way home left her barely able to walk. - Credit: Archant

A Letchworth mum who was left barely able to walk after a bad fall on the way home has put out an appeal to trace a good Samaritan who stepped in to help her at the town’s railway station on Friday.

Kate Ladd, who works as a teacher in London, had spent her train ride home in agonising pain after falling down the steps at Winchmore Station – and a kind-hearted lady helped her through Letchworth station before holding her up while she waited for her lift.

But Kate – whose injuries have necessitated a surgical boot, regular X-rays and potentially surgery – did not get the stranger’s name, and now she wants to track her down so she can pass on some flowers as a thank you gesture.

“I got back to Letchworth station at about 5.45pm or 6pm,” said Kate.

“I’d taken a tumble down the station steps at Winchmore Hill after finishing work at school.


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“I struggled all the way back home to Letchworth in agony barely able to walk. This kind hearted lady stopped to help me get in the lift, help me walk to the entrance and held me up while I waited for my mother to pick me up.

“Not only that she distracted me from the pain by letting me tell her my life story while she tried to control my shaking.”

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Kate’s injuries have turned out to be an avulsion fracture on her left ankle and ligament damage on the right, with tissue damage to her arm from where she fell – and she’ll have to spend six weeks with a surgical boot, having regular X-rays to make sure the fragment of bone has not moved.

If it has, and causes irritation, she could need surgery to remove it.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to that lady for all her help,” Kate told the Comet.

“From what I recall the lady was around 5ft 7in or maybe a tad taller, wearing glasses with wavy brown shoulder length hair.

“She was of slim build and had a gentle nature about her. If anyone knows who she is, please put me in touch as I would like to pass on some flowers as a gesture.”

If you are the lady who helped Kate, or if you think you might know her, please email jp.asher@thecomet.net.

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