11 February 2021, Graham’s The Family Dairy today recognises the heroic acts of local Cowdenbeath woman Charlene Leslie, after watching her amazing ‘superwoman’ video, which has now gone viral. The mother of three was filmed by a local resident pushing one of Graham’s artic lorries up a steep snow-covered hill in the middle of Storm Darcy this week.
Dr Robert Graham Snr, Chairman Graham’s The Family Dairy said, “When I saw the video of Charlene pushing one of our artic lorries up a steep hill singlehandedly, I couldn’t believe it! As a family we are passionate about our fresh dairy products and like us, she will clearly stop at nothing to ensure they get delivered to our customers!
Charlene’s intentions were incredibly kind. She not only made our family, farmers and colleagues smile, but clearly captured the hearts of thousands of people across the world who also watched her help others, without a thought for her own safety. Although she is a real-life superwoman, for health and safety reasons we must advise others not to follow her actions. As a heartfelt thank you, Charlene and her family will receive our milk and high protein dairy products free for the rest of the year!”
Charlene Leslie, said, “I would never just stand by when I see someone in trouble. I suppose what I did was really dangerous, but thankfully the Graham’s lorry got safely up the hill. In the moment I wasn’t really thinking about me, I just wanted to help”.
Charlene was heading to a local shop with two of her three children, Rihanna, 10 and two-year-old Hunter as well as husky dog, Alaska, when she spotted a car in trouble in Cowdenbeath high street. Only a mile away in Glenfield, Graham’s award winning dairy and innovation hub, one of their trucks was leaving the site heading her way.
“A load of people were trying to push a car up the hill when I noticed the Graham’s lorries coming behind it. Its front wheels were spinning, and it was stuck from all the snow. My neighbour appeared, so I asked her to watch the kids and the dog while I pushed it from the back. Eventually it made it safely to the top.
I cannot believe all the attention I am getting for what I did. I simply believe that it is your duty to help others if they are in trouble.
It was lovely to meet Mr Graham as I’m a huge fan of the family farming brand and their products. I really didn’t help out to receive anything in return, but I am absolutely delighted at their offer of free Graham’s dairy products for a year!