A devastated daughter from Nelson is offering a £200 reward to anybody who can help her find her late dad’s wedding ring.
Julie Dawson was out walking her Westie Izzy (2) in Victoria Park on Valentine’s Day when the gold band slipped off her finger.
The sentimental item was left to the Burnley librarian by her dad Fred (81), who died in December following a five-week battle with lung and spine cancer. She is now desperate to have it returned.
She said: “My mum and dad were married for 61 years. Dad was the kindest, gentlest most caring person in the world who put his family before everything. Dad left me his wedding ring and I had it resized and felt it was secure. I treasured it.
“My Dad’s ring meant so much to him. I am devastated that I’ve lost it.
“It’s not worth much in itself, but it means everything to me and my family.”
Miss Dawson has retraced her steps on numerous occasions and many of her park friends have also tried to look for the ring.
She added: “The first place I went was the bandstand area – I had walked my westie Izzy there between 7 and 7-30am. I am just hoping that someone might have found the ring between 7-30 and 9-15am.”
Pendle Council confirmed that nothing has been handed in to the Victoria Park team, but added their support to Miss Dawson’s appeal.
Philip Mousdale, deputy chief executive of Pendle Council, said: “We’re really sorry to hear about Julie’s ring. Staff who work in Victoria Park have been informed and they’ll keep a close eye out for it while going about their duties.
“If anyone visiting the park finds the ring please get in touch with Julie. It’s a very sentimental item and means a great deal to her.”
Anybody with information can contact Julie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org