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Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw volunteers make 1000th delivery during coronavirus crisis





Volunteers with the Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw have made their 1000th delivery this week to those isolated during the coronavirus crisis.

The 23-strong group stepped up to help those unable to leave their houses back in March after Boris Johnson, the prime minister, ordered the country to stay at home.

In the almost three months since then, they have been on hand six days a week to deliver food and prescriptions free of charge to those who need them, with the early days have seen them carry out 37 deliveries a day.

Sam Reid on the rickshaw, helping deliver essentials to vulnerable people....PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (35924337)
Sam Reid on the rickshaw, helping deliver essentials to vulnerable people....PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (35924337)

Sam Reid, rickshaw trustee, thanked her fellow volunteers who showed 'team spirit behind the scene and flexibility'.

"We have been blessed with a great team who have gone that extra mile to support their community," she said.

"Some riders have even had a round of applause while delivering which is really uplifting."