Faith restored as cash is handed in

A RETIRED man said he has had his faith in mankind restored after he dropped an envelope containing hundreds of pounds in Euros…only for it to be returned. William Goodge, from Huntingdon, had withdrawn 600Euros (about £440) from his savings account just

A RETIRED man said he has had his faith in mankind restored after he dropped an envelope containing hundreds of pounds in Euros...only for it to be returned.

William Goodge, from Huntingdon, had withdrawn 600Euros (about £440) from his savings account just before Christmas to spend while on holiday visiting his son in Germany.

But by the time he had returned to his home in Bevan Close, the money was missing.

The following day, the man retraced his steps and remembered that he had met his wife in Sainsbury's in Huntingdon. When he asked the customer service desk if anything had been handed in, the Sainsbury's worker presented him the envelope stuffed with Euros.


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"I didn't sleep all night worrying about the missing money and when the lady handed me the envelope of money I was so relieved," he said.

"I can't believe I could have been so foolish, I must have pushed the envelope of money behind my money belt instead of putting it inside it, and it must have fallen on the floor."

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There was a receipt with the money with the man's name and address on.

Mr Goodge contacted The Hunts Post as he felt he had no other way of saying thank you to the mystery person who handed in the cash.

In a letter to the paper, Mr Goodge said: "My faith in my fellow beings is restored. To the person who handed the money in, and the staff at Sainsbury's, my heartfelt thanks, we had a lovely holiday. Bless you all.

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