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GHOST CLEANER


CAUGHT ON CCTV An Arkansas school could be the home of a ghostly cleaner, according to footage that has emerged online this month of a cleaning trolley gliding across a corridor.


Caught by the school’s CCTV cameras, the cart can be seen rolling back and forth, before crossing the hallway and disappearing into the school bathroom.


The lack of any people or wires moving the trolley has led to some


A DAY IN THE LIFE


A group of Israeli high school students have gained a newfound respect for their school cleaner, after walking in his shoes for one night.


Students at the Amit Kfar Ganim school in Petah Tikva in central Israel organised a surprise night off for their school caretaker Natan, who they described as ‘a golden person’, as a way of showing their thanks for all of his hard work.


Speaking to Israel’s Channel 2, Daniel Wolf, one of the students behind


AMERICAN CLEANING COMPANY OFFERS FREE SERVICES TO WOMEN UNDERGOING


CANCER TREATMENT An American domestic cleaning company is offering up free house cleaning to all women undergoing treatment for cancer.


Cleaning For A Reason is a non-profit organisation based in Lewisville, Texas, and their ambition is to take away the hassle of cleaning for women receiving treatment for any kind of cancer, allowing them to fully focus on their health and recovery.


www.tomorrowscleaning.com


viewers suggesting that the school could be haunted by a ghost.


The video was posted by YouTube by user ‘Tubba Rubba’, who said that the cart continued down a corridor and past a few classrooms.


He claimed that the janitor at the school thought his cart could not have been pulled by a string, due to its weight.


He added: “The footage was also checked beforehand and nobody was recorded entering the bathroom without also being recorded leaving before the incident occurred.”


the surprise, said: “We decided one day to look at things from the other direction: How can we help him and give to him? He always gives to us so we wanted to give back to him.”


The students bought a gift card for a cafe and a movie for Natan and his wife, allowing him to have a night off, while they did his job for him.


Daniel added: “We brought him the gift card and told him, ‘Natan, today you have vacation. Today we’re cleaning the school.”


Ofir Guttman, one of the other students involved, added: “He said


Founded by Debbie Sardone, she said that she had the idea when a potential client at her old cleaning company, Buckets & Bows Maid Service, had to cancel her cleaning services, as she couldn’t afford it alongside her cancer treatment.


For this reason, Debbie decided that no woman who was undergoing treatment for cancer should be turned away from her business and instead promised to offer them her services completely free of charge.


After sharing her story in 2005 with other maid services at a national industry convention she received a rush of interest from other domestic cleaners offering their support.


To date, the company has recruited more than 1,200 maid services to


On social media site, Reddit, the video had divided viewers, with some understandably sceptical about the prospect of a spectral cleaner.


One user said: “The right side, where I assume the rope puller is, is even cut off by the wonderful vertical video, and then by the wall.”


However, another argued: “Compared to a lot of other ‘ghost on tape’ videos where something moves an inch, this is pretty creepy and hard to explain.”


See the video for yourself right here.


‘never in my life has anyone done anything so touching for me.’”


A team of 15 classmates carried out the work that Natan usually does by himself, taking them around an hour and a half to clean the whole school, meaning that collectively it took more than 20 hours to complete the job.


And the students feel that it has given them a new perspective on the work of their cleaner. Ofir said: “Suddenly you notice the small things. At the end of the school day, you might fly outside; now you might say, ‘Wait. Why don’t I save [effort] for the cleaner?”


donate free housecleaning to cancer patients, and since 2006, its partner maid services have volunteered their time to clean for over 20,000 women, valued at around $5.5million.


To find out more about the organisation or to make a donation, visit www.cleaningforareason.org.


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