In response to Ken Crawford: Is this the birth of a golden generation?
Very true. In my deep countryside village it is difficut to get anyone who is not geriatric to be on the Parish Council, run the Village Hall or do anything much for the community. Some people do most of the work. Almost invariably very old. I suppose they have the time.
This time us oldies waited, then it happened, an explosion of activity, a ‘Whats App group’, a listing of the vulnerable, the appointment of road and lane contacts. Information sharing, errands running, prescriptions collected, checks on those at risk. All organised by people under 60 and many much younger.
It is great.
Dame Celia Molestrangler wrote:
Pleased to see this article. My teenage daughter works in a small supermarket and went ‘out the back’ to get some loo roll for an elderly regular, then stood guard over the lady’s trolley while she finished her shopping, to make sure no other chancers took anything out. I must admit I felt more proud of her for that than for all the grade 9s and A-stars in the world.