Go Local store on Penrhyn Avenue
When the lockdown started, Rahat at the Go Local store on Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea had plenty of food available but no customers coming in to the shop, whereas people stuck at home were either struggling to get a supermarket delivery or, without internet, and did not know who to turn to for supplies. Rahat was approached by volunteer Sue Wolfendale as wanting to help at this time and between them they devised a way of offering telephone ordering and home delivery of food and essentials. Sue volunteered as Rahat’s delivery driver, and made and distributed over 600 leaflets to local residents.
Over the last seven weeks Sue and the Go Local Ladies (Rahat, Jane, Louise and Sarah) have supplied over fifty households, many of them now regular customers relying on this simple way of obtaining their groceries.
Sue: “I had to do something to help during the greatest crisis of our time. This seemed like an efficient way to alleviate one of the most immediate problems, getting food to people unable to leave their homes.”
Rahat: “Without Sue’s advertising and delivery service, I don’t know how my shop would have got through this. Now we are busy packing up orders every day and our customers are so appreciative - we have made lots of friends!”