By Kieran O’Mahony
MACROOM Credit Union came to rescue of a local boy recently when they replaced his brand new bike which was stolen from outside his home, only hours after he had bought it in Ballincollig.
Coran Burns’ mother Deborah had posted the theft on Facebook on Wednesday (August 7th) and the big-hearted team at Macroom Credit Union stepped in to replace Coran’s bike when they heard of his predicament.
‘Coran had been saving up his money all year in Macroom Credit Union to buy the bike so he was devastated when it was stolen hours after he bought it,’ Deborah told The Southern Star. ‘Tony Hughes, manager of Macroom Credit Union contacted me to say they would replace his bike,’ she explained.
‘It was all a surprise to Coran and we went to the offices two weeks ago where he got presented with his new bike which he was delighted with,’ Deborah added.
Coran called back to Macroom Credit Union recently with a card and cake for them to show his gratitude.
‘Coran has a big padlock for his new bike now and he’s been very careful with it,’ added Deborah.
Macroom Credit Union posted on Facebook that ‘the delight on his face made it all worthwhile.’