An Abergavenny couple saved Christmas for a family in North Yorkshire after travelling 375 miles to pick up 19 year old Jay Airey who was unable to get home.

The 19 year old’s heartbroken mother took to BBC Radio 2s Jeremy Vine show to explain how her son had been working as part of the cast of Beauty and the Beast in Camberley in Surrey and was due to travel home on Christmas Eve when his train was cancelled due to rail strikes that day.

Sarah Watkins and her husband Steve heard the story on the radio decided they wanted to help the family out.

The couple spent their Christmas Eve delivering Jay Airey to his grandad who completed the final part of the journey before they returned home to spend Christmas with their children.

Jay expressed his gratitude towards the couple: “I found out about the offer from Sarah and Steve from my mum.

“I can only continue to tell Sarah and Steve how grateful I am for the lengths they went to help me.

“They are truly stars and I will forever be indebted to them.”