A relieved mother would like to say “a big thank you” thank everyone who helped her daughter and grandchildren in Poole Park in Ewell last Sunday.

Jeanie Francis said her daughter Zoe Davies, 43, was left with her bone sticking out her skin after she slipped and broke her ankle in the park on March 11.

Granddaughter Grace, 12, managed to call the ambulance but allegedly paramedics couldn’t find the family at first.

Regan, 9, and his sister Mimi, 5, were understandably upset at the sight of their mum in such pain but thankfully kind passers-by helped distract them and waited for the ambulance to arrive.

Jeanie, who had been in Portsmouth with her husband, said: “I just wanted to say a big thank you to all those people who helped my daughter in Poole Park, Ewell yesterday.

“There were a number of young people that also came to help and also the doctor from Fitznells Manor Surgery.

“People in the park stayed with the children, and girls, who Zoe reckons were about 14, took the children home.

“We don’t know who you are but we are all so appreciative, and so is Zoe for all your kind help.

“Zoe is well, apart from a very broken ankle, they operated this morning, and it will be six weeks before she can put any weight on it.

“I hope these thanks can reach some of you.”