Banbury man offers volunteer prescription and essential food delivery service
Michael Hampton provides the service to the community, and did so for much of last year during the first two Covid-19 lockdowns. The service he provides to the community is called: which he has called: #mikeonabike,
He said: "The service I provide for the community in Banbury and the surrounding areas via my pushbike is delivery of prescriptions or essential food items for people that are shielding due to being extremely clinically vulnerable, or people who cannot get out due to lockdowns if they are not physically able to or they have no childcare provisions or no transport to get the things they need.
"I serve as a volunteer by assisting those who may have been missed by NHS volunteers via my service as #mikeonabike. I am also an NHS Community Responder performing the same role. During the first lockdown I once delivered a birthday present to someone isolating."
Anyone who needs their prescription medication delivered or other help can contact him through a direct message on Facebook.
He added: "The reason I started volunteering my services was because I thought to myself that I wouldn’t want my parents sat alone with no help during a lockdown so someone has to help these people, that person was me as I am fit and able.
"It could be anyone that was alone without help, it could be someone’s nan or son or daughter that needed help and i couldn’t sit by and not provide it.
"I started just before the first lockdown, I took two weeks off in mid April due to the untimely death of my father, but resumed just before May and I have been offering my help ever since, and will continue to do so until it is no longer needed. Anyone can contact me whether it is night or day, for yourself or if you are concerned about a neighbour. I am always willing to help."