By Cristina Hodgson •
Published: 28 Nov 2019 • 8:13
SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM ENGLAND SAVE PENSIONER’S LIFE BY INVITING HIM FOR SCHOOL LUNCH
PENSIONER Cyril Aggett, 86, who struggled to cope after the death of his wife now has had a new lease of life – by having lunch at a nearby school with teenage pupils.
Grandfather Cyril was left devastated after the passing of wife Shirley six years ago and struggled with the lack of company, admitting that he often didn’t get out of bed until the middle of the afternoon.
The 86-year-old pensioner, who lives near a secondary school, was missed by the pupils who grew concerned for his welfare when they started to realise that he wasn’t going about his daily activities. The young teens decided to give Cyril a call to see if he was OK.
They invited him to have lunch with them at Coombe Dean Secondary School in Plymouth in Devon – and he is now a regular face in the canteen, enjoying a warm-cooked lunch with the rest of the school.
Sharing his experiences with loneliness as part of Plymouth Live’s Be A Friend campaign, Cyril admits that he was really down in the dumps but at the school he got a cup of tea, a warm lunch and people to chat with.
As Euro Weekly News understands, since that first visit, Cyril now mingles and chats with staff and pupils during the lunch-time break four times a week and said it has been a lifeline for him.
Cyril, a retired bespoke shoe maker, confessed that living alone can be very lonely, visiting the school has helped get his love for life back.
Cyril says that he loves the company and the noise, despite the mayhem he would be lost without it.
A school lunch has never sounded so good before.
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