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Herefordshire snow mercy mission
Snow around Dinedore Hill in Herefordshire
Roads around their home were left treacherous by the snow

BBC Hereford & Worcester has been on a mercy mission to a single mother, cut-off since the snow fell.

Laura Denning, and her 14-year-old son, have been stranded in their home on Garway Hill, South Herefordshire:

"It's like another world up here and it wouldn't be like this at all if the council had gritted the roads a little."

Reporter Julie Tyler delivered food and fuel in a 4x4, supplied by a local company.

Julie and Nic Snell, from Certainly Wood, delivered a load of wood and lighting sticks to Laura and Meredith.

A cat looks at groceries
The cat checks out what feline food has been delivered

They also took a box of food, which included sausages, bacon, tea, coffee, milk, butter, tinned soups, tomatoes, cheese and biscuits - all the vitals that Laura had run out of.

Julie said the journey could only have been made in a four-wheel-drive car:

"I managed to persuade Nic Snell from Certainly Wood to donate a load, and deliver it with me to Laura's home at Garway.

"He was blown out by the amount of snow and ice on the roads, as indeed I was.

"I also managed to get a donation of various foods from Lock's Garage, at Allensmore, which even included a potted orchid."


Laura Denning has paid tribute to the generosity of her neighbours and local businesses:

"Thank you so much for thinking about us, it's really appreciated.

"I haven't been out in my car since before Christmas, but I have managed to get a few lifts from various neighbours, which involves walking a few miles to meet them."

Wood supplies being delivered
Laura and her 14 year old son Meredith, with Nic Snell

The novelty of the snowy conditions has worn off for her son, Meredith:

"It's getting a bit boring now, although I've been busy collecting and chopping wood - we've had to gather it from the fields, as we ran out some time ago.

"The worst thing is being cold, especially at night - I've had enough of the snow now".

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