Summer Lloyd, from Yeovil, Somerset who had a handwritten touching message addressed ‘Dear Daddy’, and was going to be attached to a balloon before being let off into the sky. However, the youngster dropped the letter outside the Prince of Wales Pub on Ham Hill in Somerset, and feared she had lost it forever.
This was what she wrote…A pub customer found the letter and handed it over to the pub’s landlady, Nicki Holroyd who posted an image of the letter on Facebook and launching an appeal in a bid to return it. Immediately, Facebook users began to share the image and soon the Lloyd family were able to meet with Nicki and retrieve it.
The schoolgirl went to the pub today to retrieve her letter and handed Ms Holroyd some flowers to thank her for keeping it safe. Summer said she was delighted her note was found, saying:
“We let off the balloon anyway and a bird appeared in the sky which seemed to hover near us, it was very special.
Thank you Nicki for giving me back my letter, I think I will keep it now and frame it.”
Summer’s mother said:
“I really appreciate what Nicki did, it meant a lot to Summer.
The appeal on Facebook was seen all over the world including her relatives in Australia, so she said to me this morning “mummy I’m famous!”
It’s been tough and she misses her dad so every year we try to do this – it helps her and is a kind of therapy.’
Awww…I love you Summer, and I’m sure Daddy was happy to read your letter. Daddy will always love and watch over you from heaven. xxx
Summer with Nicki Holroyd