11 June 2012
Army Cadets from Market Harborough came to the rescue when 78-year-old Margaret Brant from Leicester lost a precious gold ring during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Lubenham, Market Harborough. While getting some money out of her purse for her great-grandchildren, Mrs Brant realised that the ring, given to her by her husband 36 years ago in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary, was missing. She and her family did a thorough search through the long grass, but to no avail. Then they noticed that a team of local Army Cadets was about to start clearing litter so asked them to help in the search for the missing ring.
Ten minutes later, the ring was returned to its owner. Mrs Brant said:
"It was marvellous. I never dreamed they would find it. I was so pleased, I gave the lad a kiss. He was so embarrssed! I also tried to give him £10 but he said he couldn't take it so I put it in his charity box. It was a miracle they found it - they were all such good lads".
Richard Breeze, Cadet Executive Officer to Leceistershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force said:
"We're delighted the cadets were able to help out in this case. One of our aims is to instil in our cadets and sense of duty and service to others. One of the many things that cadets do is attend community events like this one".