Students praised for tireless efforts to deliver newspapers to those in self-isolation
A big shout out to our students who are doing their utmost to help people who are self-isolating to keep in touch with the outside world. Zoe Gleave and Tiar MacKenzie (Year 12), and Finlay McKechnie (Year 11) deliver newspapers for Premier Cross Lanes and they have been praised for their unfaltering commitment to ensure that their customers receive their orders each day.
Sue Casey said: “Our paper boys and girls have been amazing, they are just as important as the rest of the key workers. During the lockdown they are working additional shifts and haven’t taken any time off their rotas. They are brilliant, they never let me down. For some of the elderly that have been isolating, this is their only link to the outside world. So thank you to Zoe, Tiar and Finlay, as well as Jack, Olly and Jack, who also do a great job working alongside them.”
The students start at 7am on weekdays and 7:30am on a Saturday and Sunday and their rounds take them around 40 minutes. The students are busier than ever as more customers are requesting their papers delivering to their homes since the start of the Covid-19 situation. In addition, the students are now also responsible for collecting payment for the papers which the customers leave out for them, as they are not able to venture out to visit the shop in person to pay their bills.
It is clear to see the difference that the home deliveries can make, especially to those who are elderly or vulnerable and unable to leave their homes.
Customers who receive their newspapers from the students also offered their thanks:
“Well said and big thank you to all – I’m one of those under lockdown and appreciate their dedication.”
“I heartily agree – we, I believe, have Tiar, just an amazing young lady. On the dot every week day without fail. Our paths rarely cross as she is a crack-of-dawn paper lassie. Thank you.”
(Pictured: Zoe and Finlay)