A THOUGHTFUL Gourock shopkeeper embarked on a mission to spread kindness throughout Inverclyde following the horrific Manchester terror attack.

Coleen Hill, who owns gift shop Treasured, was deeply upset about the devastating bombing which claimed 22 lives.

The 48-year-old says customers coming into her shop also spoke of their shock at the horrendous incident.

Mum-of-three Coleen has a link to the city as her children were all born there, so she decided to launch a kind gesture in the wake of the atrocity and randomly scattered £110 worth of vouchers for her shop across Inverclyde for people to find.

Coleen also left special discount coins which she asked people to pass on to others as an act of kindness.

She said: “I’m a mum of three and I remember taking my children to concerts when they were about eight and nine.

“So many people came into the shop saying saying how sad they were about the attack and asked what they could they do to help people.

“It was an emotional week.

“So I thought it would be nice to do something to brighten up people’s days.

“I scattered the vouchers all over Inverclyde and my one ask was for people to be nice to each other.”

Coleen says it was heartening to hear how delighted people were when they stumbled across the vouchers, which were left in various locations from Port Glasgow to Inverkip.

She added: “I left them in places such as Lyle Hill and in a Morrisons shopping trolley.

“One gentleman who actually works in the charity shop next door found a voucher on the Esplanade.

“He then saw this lady out walking on her own and went up and gave her the voucher and she was over-the-moon.

“He said they both left with a smile on their faces.

“It’s been so positive and I’ve received so many lovely messages from people saying it really brightened up their day.”

Coleen, who’s originally from Carlisle, says Manchester will always hold a special place in her heart.

She said: “All my three children were born in Stepping Hill Hospital in Manchester and I have lots of friends in the city.”