BEV McGhie remembers the reaction from a woman who couldn’t get tampons for her daughter amid the coronavirus crisis hitting families.
Ms McGhie, an events specialist who heads up the Duncraig-Carine Neighbour Service, was able to pick up some tampons and toilet paper from a resident “around the corner” and present them to the grateful mum.
“The woman cried; she didn’t think people would do that,” she said.
Ms McGhie has had a big response since her group did a “letter of kindness” drop to houses this week.
“We are an organised group of neighbours living within your streets and this letter is to let you know we are here to help,” the letter said.
“With the Covid-19 virus about to descend on our neighbourhood, we are reaching out to let you know that we have mobilised over 100 drivers and five area co-ordinators to provide a service to you such as food shopping when you are in self-isolation.”
The group left a mobile phone number and encouraged people not to be too proud to ask for help.
“The majority of calls we have got are from the elderly, thanking us for the service,” she said.