THE widow of a man who died at a fun run at Pennington Flash Country Park last year was overwhelmed during a visit to the site recently after meeting a woman who was also there for sentimental reasons.

June Rigby, who lost her husband Neil after he collapsed during the Wigan and Leigh 5K Colour Run in September, went to the St Helens Road park on Sunday with her eight-year-old granddaughter Laicey-Mai.

When the grandmother-of-six was there she realised a woman did not have enough change to pay for parking and handed her some money.

The woman spoke with June for a while and told her she liked going to the park and wearing the walking shoes of her mum, who died three years ago.

After their chat the two women hugged and said goodbye.

June then laid flowers at the park for Neil near where he collapsed and returned to her car.

A tissue had been folded up on her windscreen with the message "open carefully".

Inside the tissue was £1.50- the cost of the parking fee- and a thank you message for June from the woman explaining she had found change in her pocket and that she wanted to return the good deed and wish her a Happy Easter.

June, 49, who shared her experience on social media, said: "When I found out the woman had no money I said to her 'let me do a good deed for you today'.

"It is something Neil would have done and I think he would have been proud of me for that.

"The message on my car from her creased my heart- it was overwhelming.

"It was a sad day going to the park but that gesture lifted me.

"Since it happened I have had lots of nice messages about it which has been brilliant."

June said the £1.50 will be donated to a crowdfunding page set up by her nephew Ryan Boyd, who is taking part in a charity boxing event on May 19 in memory of Neil and his girlfriend's granddad Harry Lamb.

All funds raised will go to the British Heart Foundation.

To donate to Ryan's crowdfunding page visit