A local store has teamed up with a charity to provide a free home delivery service to support shielders.

Scotmid Co-operative staff in New Cumncock are working with their charity of the year on the initiative to get shopping to those who are unable to leave their homes.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Kindness Volunteers will be working with the team at Scotmid to get the shopping delivered to people’s doorsteps. Those wanting to use the service should call Scotmid New Cumnock on 01290 338 224.

Jane-Claire Judson, chief executive at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, said:“It’s fantastic to be working with Scotmid to reach people in New Cumnock who really need our help during this difficult time.

“Our Kindness Volunteers have been working extremely hard across Scotland to make sure that no one is fighting coronavirus alone and it’s fantastic that we are able to support Scotmid in providing their home delivery service.”

Lynne Ogg, North Communities Manager at Scotmid, said: “Our core purpose is to serve our communities and to improve people’s everyday lives – the Customer Support Service allows us to better serve those in our community who are at risk.”


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