Dairy Queen: Free milk for woman who pushed lorry up hill

Charlene Leslie has been rewarded for helping a Graham's Dairies truck travel through heavy snow in Fife.

A Fife woman will receive free milk for the rest of the year as a reward for her efforts in pushing a dairy lorry up a snowy hill.

Charlene Leslie, from Cowdenbeath, will receive milk and dairy products from Graham’s for the remainder of 2021 as a mark of gratitude from the company.

Charlene, a mother of three, was filmed helping the struggling Graham’s Dairies truck up the High Street in Cowdenbeath on Tuesday afternoon, as much of the country witnessed heavy snowfall.

The video was posted to the Fife Jammer Locations Facebook page, where it has been viewed nearly 222,000 times.

Graham’s said it wanted to recognise the “heroic acts of local Cowdenbeath woman Charlene Leslie, after watching her amazing ‘superwoman’ video, which has now gone viral”.

Dr Robert Graham Senior, 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 was heading to a local shop with two of her three children, Rihanna, ten, 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, a truck was leaving a hub operated by Graham’s and heading her way.

Charlene said: “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.”

Charlene said she can’t believe the attention she has received for her efforts, adding that she believes 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!”

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