Gladstone Road pupil, Aiden Phillips, is on a mission to help those in self-isolation in Scarborough
Aiden Phillips may be just 11 years old, but his decisive action to ensure vulnerable people in self-isolation have all they need is already putting many adults to shame.
Upon hearing that there would be no more school, Aiden realised that he would have lots of time on his hands.
Grandmother, Pam Jackson, said: “He had seen how empty the supermarket shelves are and noticed that vulnerable people can’t get to the shops.”
Mum, Gemma Phillips said: “He realised that people are going to several shops to get bread and milk, and he said ‘I could do that for them.’”
Aiden created a note, which, along with sister, Ocean, and cousin, Kaitlyn, he has delivered to households in the Sandybed area of Scarborough, it reads:
“Hello, my name is Aiden Phillips. I am 11 and wanting to help in any way I can, for free obviously. If you need a bit of shopping I can go. If you need a lot and heavy shopping my mum can go. (Only pay once it’s been brought to you with receipt)
I can walk small dogs (I will clean up if they mess.)
I can post letters etc.
If you need anything please ring my mum Gemma Phillips on 07472 907 649”
Aiden who is a member of Filey Sea Cadets, said: “I just wanted to help people that needed it and to reach out to people in the Sandybed area of Scarborough.
“We delivered some bread and milk to a woman who was crying because she’d never seen anything like it before. She was very grateful.”
Gemma, who works for McDonalds in Scarborough, said: “He’s got a good heart. He just wanted to get the message out that he’s there to help people.”
Aiden, who is a member of Filey Sea Cadets, said that now they have shut down as well, he’ll have even more time to help people.