Keiahna Jackson a teenager who was celebrating her 18th birthday at home in Yarm, North Yorkshire, on May 4, unknowingly dumped an envelop containing more than four hundred pounds meant to pay for a holiday after the coronavirus lockdown.
Jackson and the whole household flew into panic mode when they realised the envelope containing all the money had been chucked out with the wrapping and collected by Stockton Council’s refuse collector crew.
Keiahna’s Mum Leanne Best called the council for help after an unsuccessful attempt to stop the bin crew before they left.
‘I asked if there was anything they could do and the council worker said she would try but couldn’t promise anything,” she adds.
she adds that at that point, she just thought they had lost it and she poured myself a big stiff drink and sat outside, saying to herself, “it’s just money.
‘But in the current climate I was really mindful that money is tight for people.’ She continued: ‘I was thinking: “how do I tell all those people that sent her gifts in the post?”’
However refuse collectors went ‘that extra mile’ and ‘unbelievably’ located the £450 in piles of rubbish for Keiahna Jackson, before being applauded as they returned it to her the same day.