Pete offers to help with repair
A BUSINESSMAN from Padstow has come to the aid of a mother whose baby son's grave was run over by a vehicle.
The damage caused to the headstone, with a picture of Colby Cotterill-Orchard, left his mum with a large repair bill.
But now Pete Trenough, who runs Bike Tech Services in Padstow, has offered to donate money to help with the cost of repairs after reading the story in last week's Cornish Guardian.
Mum Hayley Cotterill was left devastated after she discovered the damage at Egloshayle cemetery in Wadebridge.
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A vehicle, believed to be a 4x4, had struck the headstone, smashing a porcelain picture of Colby, who died at just 21 months in 2003. Mr Trenough said he was more than happy to help Ms Cotterill with the repair bill.
"I read the story in the paper last week, and to be honest it just wound me up how anyone could do such a thing,'' he said.
"I'm no saint, but what happened with the grave was horrible, and I would like to help pay the bill,'' said Mr Trenough.
Ms Cotterill said this week she was hugely grateful to Mr Trenough.
"It's a brilliant thing for him to do and I can't thank Mr Trenough enough.
"I managed to repair some of the damage myself, but the original estimate of £150 to carry our the full repairs has now spiralled, so I am extremely indebted to Mr Trenough for his offer to help,'' she said.