IF there is one thing guaranteed to provide some relief from the negativity of today's society then it is the reminder that the people of Barrow will always look out for each other.

It is the one constant which persists throughout tough times and tragic tales.

It is something which will instantly restore your faith in humanity and it is something which knows no limits.

When one of our own is in need the people of Barrow come together and do what it takes to help out.

Jeff Holt has himself spearheaded many community fundraisers to help others in need and this week he has seen how the kindness of strangers in Barrow is something we can depend on.

The Holts have had plenty of adversity to overcome yet overcome it they have.

Their resilience and fortitude is nothing short of remarkable and if any Barrow family is deserving of a bit of a break it is them.

Jeff, Gemma, Oscar and Jasper are inspirational in the way they have simply got on with any challenges life has thrown at hem.

So to see the community rally round them and help out little Jasper by funding a vital piece of medical kit which will help him to breathe better is truly heart-warming.

Well done to Barrow and well done to the Holts.