A SUPERMARKET manager is giving up his own time to deliver essential items to residents across Barrow.

Adam Murray, store manager for Aldi in Risedale Road, is volunteering hours of his time every night to make deliveries to vulnerable people stuck in their homes due to the coronavirus.

Mr Murray started the free home delivery service last week after realising the implications social isolation could have on vulnerable customers.

He said: “It’s just nice to be nice.

“I used to work in the military and wanted to make a difference through that and am trying to do the same with my job here.

“The whole country is going through a really hard time so it’s more important than ever that we pull together and do what we can.”

Mr Murray has been making as many as five deliveries per night across Walney, Dalton, Barrow and Ulverston.

Residents request which items they need, Mr Murray purchases these from the Aldi store, the customers then pay him at the door with cash or via bank transfer.

He said he wanted to ‘do his part’ amid the coronavirus crisis.

“I’ve been visiting some people that haven’t left their house in years,” Mr Murray said.

“Some people have no way of getting out or are too vulnerable and at risk to visit a supermarket.

“I wanted to help them out in any way that I can.”

Mr Murray said he has received a ‘very positive’ response since announcing his special delivery service.

“Everyone’s been really supportive and on board with the idea,” he said.

“The store in particular is really pulling together, working 40 plus hours a week through this difficult time.

“We do feel a pressure to deliver essential items and keep up with demand but all the staff are rallying together.

“Aldi is a very good company to work for who always looks after their staff.”

Mr Murray is accepting orders for those who are unable to access supermarkets and are seeking home deliveries via his Facebook page - Adam J Murray.