Appeal launched to find kind-hearted stranger who bought £85 train ticket for stranded teenager

Nick Reilly
India Ballancore was given the ticket by a kind-hearted stranger (Picture: Facebook)

A mother has launched an appeal to find the kind-hearted stranger who came to the rescue of her stranded daughter, buying her an £85 train ticket.

India Ballancore, 16, missed her train home to Bristol from Stockport on Sunday.

But after she was told that her ticket would not be valid for the next service, the mystery woman kindly stepped in and purchased the ticket.

A Facebook appeal to find the woman has been shared more than 95,000 times in an attempt to track down the generous stranger.

Andrea Ballancore has launched a Facebook appeal (Picture: Facebook)

India’s mother Andrea, who set up the appeal, told the BBC: ‘I never for a moment thought it would go quite as big as it has done.

‘I was just hoping she would see it, or be able to message me. We really just want her to know how grateful we are.’

The woman, who had blonde hair and was with her own children, paid the fare after India missed the 16:16 Cross Country service.

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‘My daughter didn’t have time to get her name. She tried to give her £15 towards the cost but she wouldn’t accept it’, Andrea said.

‘She may not want to come forward, but even if she reads about it she will know how grateful we are.’

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