Arthur curries favour with helpers

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Pensioner Arthur Garrett was looking forward to sampling the delights at last weekend’s Food Festival but little did he know how his day would pan out.

Arthur (81) and his wife, Eileen, had trundled their way to Linlithgow from their home near Caldercruix in Airdrie.

Arriving at the Burgh Halls around noon, the couple soon started their tasting trip around the many stalls on offer.

Arthur takes up the story: “I started to feel unwell all of a sudden, very light headed and quite dizzy.

“The next thing I remember was waking up to a couple of paramedics standing over me.

“I remember thinking, ‘why am I on the floor’.”

Arthur had fainted while watching the curry making demonstration but, luckily, a doctor and an off-duty paramedic were present, who provided immediate first aid for the pensioner.

An ambulance later conveyed Arthur to St John’s hospital for a check up where he was given the all-clear and discharged later that day.

Arthur would very much like to thank everyone who lent a hand and provided medical assistance.