A Thomas Cook customer who feared she’d run of her heart medication has been given a free flight home – thanks to the kindness a stranger.
Jackie Ward, 58, and her daughter Amy, 24, were on a celebratory holiday in Majorca after Jackie was given the all-clear from cancer.
But she has a heart condition and had only enough medication to last until Sunday, she told Sky New s.
They said their holiday was ‘ruined’ and feared they would be trapped in the Balearic island after hearing about the travel giant’s financial crisis.
Amy said that her mother’s condition would be ‘life threatening’ if she was not able to take her medication on Monday.
She added: “My mum’s on heart medication. If she doesn’t get that, there’s problems with her heart.”
Jackie added: “I’ve only brought enough medication till Sunday, thinking we’ll get home on Monday.
“I’ll take it Monday when I get home…I haven’t got anything.”
She added that the Thomas Cook rep ‘hasn’t even turned up’.
“It’s devastating,” she added. “This holiday was supposed to be celebratory and it’s not that anymore,” she broke down in tears as she said.
Mum Jackie said: “If there was a flight home today, I would go. Cut the holiday short. I wouldn’t be bothered.”
Then step forward a man, known by the name Colin, who contacted the broadcaster and decided to offer help.
He wrote in email to reporter Sally Lockwood: “I have booked them flights home regardless of the airline’s outcome.
“They will be home Monday as planned now and can relax and enjoy what’s left of the trip.”
Jackie and Amy are two of the 160,000 holidaymakers who could be trapped abroad if the 178-year-old travel firm goes bust.
Thomas Cook has called a meeting on Sunday morning of major shareholders and creditors in a bid to avoid going into administration.
They said all its holidays and flights were operating as normal but Amy said they have not heard anything from the operator since the crisis.