A CHARITY which supports the elderly and disabled people in Clydebank has named a local support worker as its “Covid hero”.

Laura Buckley works for Key Community Support and regularly attended Golden Friendships with a gentleman she cares for, before the coronavirus.

She delivered lunches almost every day for 18 weeks, and enlisted the help of a friend at British Gas, Chris Hutchinson, and his colleagues when many of the original volunteer drivers returned to work after furlough.

Laura also worked as a team leader for Golden Friendships’ socially distanced sponsored walks which have been taking place throughout lockdown.

She arranged for her friends to walk from Old Kilpatrick to Loch Lomond and raised a whopping £2,610 towards the refurbishment of the group’s Dalmuir home.

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She added: “The club is a fantastic place I have been attending with Scott who I have supported since October last year.

“Straight away we were made to feel very welcome.

“We have met so many fabulous people since attending. The work that Jim and all the rest of the team do is fantastic.

“When we were put into lockdown I attended a meeting on how we could help and give back to the community and the lunch idea came up so I volunteered to deliver in our local area for the folk who were shielding and our vulnerable residents.

“Jim is raising funds to get refurbishment finished so we got together a team of 10 and walked from Old Kilpatrick to Loch Lomond and raised £2,610.

“I was really shocked at getting the Covid hero award, it was totally unexpected as there are so many heroes in our community.

“I loved helping out, it was a pleasure and I’m thankful to Jim and his fantastic team for choosing me.”