Sarah is a fiercely independent lady brought up in the hard school of stoical self-reliance.
She refused any offer of help from the FoB volunteers at first, but we were able to help her out as best we could.
Roger Parkin, a volunteer, drove her to the registrar.
As he dropped her off he noticed that the lawn needed mowing – and she didn’t resist too hard when he suggested doing it because, as she said, she had so many other things to do.
While he was there he fixed a hinge on the garden gate.
She made him a cup of tea and they chatted about her husband, Richard.
It seemed to do her good to talk.
She didn’t need us after that – but she knew we were there for her.