Massive thank you extended to two good St Albans Samaritans

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 September 2017

Rob and Paul, helping stranded Donna

Rob and Paul, helping stranded Donna


A massive thank you has been extended to two good Samaritans who helped a stranded St Albans woman.

Donna Parke, 30, from St Albans, was driving to work along Harpenden Road at about 10am on September 7 when she blew a tyre.

Having little knowledge of how to fix the problem, Donna was in a sticky situation - until two men stopped to help her.

Donna knew them only as Rob and Paul, saying they work for one of St Albans district council’s contractors, Veolia.

She said: “A massive thank you to Rob and Paul for rescuing me on Harpenden Road, they were very helpful.

“I would have been stuck there all day in distress not knowing what to do if they had not come along, and people normally just drive straight past.”

Rob and Paul looked at the tyre and took her to the nearest garage, where she got a lift home.

Veolia handle all of the district’s recycling, waste and street cleansing.

More news stories


Traffic is queueing on the M1 following a crash between a car and motorcyclist in the St Albans area.


A St Albans baker’s cake has been taste-tested on national television by famous actors.

A group of families have taken part in this year’s Children in Need appeal to help highlight the work of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.


Being ill sucks. No matter what’s got you down – the flu, a broken bone, diabetes, cancer – it’s a horrible place to be. Your body is weaker and less capable. The drugs you take mess with your mind and your moods and sometimes can make you feel even worse than when you started. Mental ill-health is no different. The brain is an organ, and like any organ, it doesn’t always function to the medical standard of “normal”. Mine certainly doesn’t.


Recently we, as a family (minus two of the kids), visited The Lodge RSPB reserve in Sandy, Bedfordshire. I had never been before, which is perhaps amiss of me as a birdwatcher as it is the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds or RSPB and only 45 minutes drive from home.

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards