‘Thanks for returning my lost wallet’

I'd like to say thanks to good samaritan: Alan Brunskill wants to track down the honest person who found his wallet outside the Town Hall Theatre on Raby Road and tucked it into the door handle of his car for him to find it.
I'd like to say thanks to good samaritan: Alan Brunskill wants to track down the honest person who found his wallet outside the Town Hall Theatre on Raby Road and tucked it into the door handle of his car for him to find it.

A THEATRE-GOER got a welcome surprise as he returned to his car after a show – his wallet which had fallen from his pocket had been returned, complete with cash, credit and debit cards.

Alan Brunskill, 64, says he didn’t even know he’d dropped it in Hartlepool until he went back to his car and found it wedged under the handle.

He says it must have fallen out of his pocket as he got out of the car, and a “kind-hearted and honest citizen” picked it up and placed it there.

The dad of two and retired charge nurse says the incident has “restored his faith in the true and honest people of the area” and is asking the person who returned his wallet to come forward so he can say thank you in person.

Alan, who lives in Spennymoor, but spends a lot of his time at his caravan at Crimdon Dene Caravan Park, on the outskirts of Hartlepool said: “I was absolutely chuffed to bits when I got back to the car and found my wallet.

“I didn’t even know I had dropped it. It had cash in, credit cards, debit cards, all of the cards to the organisations I am part of. It would have been a hassle if I had lost it.”

Alan had just enjoyed a performance from The Rat Pack, at Hartlepool’s Town Hall Theatre, in Raby Road, when the incident happened.

He admitted he was lucky that he had dropped the wallet outside his own car, but says it proves there are kind people out there.

“We had had such a fantastic night and that capped it off. It would have been a nightmare if I had lost it,” added Alan, who is married to Eleanor, 61, a retired community health care worker, and dad to Stephen, 41, and Zoe Cammiss, 31.

“Sometimes people can be so quick to condemn Hartlepool and the people of the town but this is a fantastic gesture. I think it’s a wonderful thing to do.

“Obviously I have no idea who it was who returned the wallet, but I would really like to meet up with them and say thank you in person.”

Are you the kind person who returned Alan’s wallet? If so contact the Hartlepool Mail newsdesk on (01429) 239380.