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.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 9:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 9:48 am
Aiden Phillips with his leaflets

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.’”

Ocean, Aiden and Kaitlyn

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.