Firefighters join Age UK to deliver hot meals to elderly in Kent

More than 200 firefighters have volunteered to help Age UK deliver hot meals to the elderly and those self-isolating in Kent because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Many of the volunteers the charity usually relies upon are themselves self-isolating.

Hot meals, desserts, bread and tea are among the items delivered.

For some, it is the only person they will speak to the whole day.

Age UK has had a huge response from the community, with around 94 people coming forward to help to deliver meals, prescriptions and do shopping.