Nominations continue to roll in for our Person of the Week, the News & Star feature which each week shines a spotlight on someone who has achieved something special, whether it is a milestone in their career, selfless service to the community, or recognition for a simply amazing person who you think deserves applause.

Four men, Steve Davies, Clint Howard, Chris Meyer and John Halpin, are proving to be dedicated volunteers and they have been nominated by the Carlisle Covid-19 community help group for their hard work.

An organiser from the group said: “This nomination is for a selection of volunteers who are helping each day deliver our school lunch parcels to children across the city.

“We could not do this without the help of volunteers who come and pick up the parcels and deliver them each day.

“Steve, John and Chris are currently not able to carry out their normal work due to lockdown and have so generously given of their time to support the project and do the deliveries.

“Clint is the youth work manager at Carlisle Youth Zone, who are part of this project with us, and Clint, assisted by other youth workers, is committed to this every day and it forms an important part of the Youth Zone’s aims to keep in touch with families and young people.”

Mr Howard said: “This school lunch project is especially valuable because there are some families who could potentially fall through the gaps while schools are not open, and this provides instant relief for families, so the Youth Zone is helping to deliver parcels daily and ensure children and young people get a healthy and filling lunch.”

Pleased to feel useful at this time, Steve Davies collects Fare Share food deliveries, he said: “I am happy to feel useful and give something back to the community.”

Doing what he can to help, Chris Meyer, added: “I usually work with the motor trade and there is no work at the moment, so I am glad to give my time to delivering and helping people through this project."

Happy to help others, John Halpin, said: “It’s a pleasure to help out with this excellent project, knowing that we are helping children to continue to eat healthily.”