Charlie Jones has been delivering food parcels – and happiness. The 11-year-old from Heysham
brings food plus a very big smile, to 20 families a week in Heysham and Morecambe.
Charlie, who has autism and learning difficulties, even donated a £2 tip back to Stanley’s, the charity he is helping, so they can buy more bread or milk.
He said: “I go and knock on the door – that’s my job. I leave the food and stand apart, and we see how they are. I like it because I get to help people in the community. They stay at home and I just think I need to help them. I’m liking it because I like to see people happy.”
And the hardest bit? “Probably lifting the bags,” said Charlie. His mum Natalie said: “He has touched the hearts of so many because he really brightens people’s evenings when we deliver. He knocks on the door and then stands back and greets the families, saying I hope you are ok, how are you?
“So many people have said it makes such a difference to the isolation. People say he has got a lovely smile! “He has a really challenging life, with autism and learning difficulties, but he just wants to help as much as he can. He has been a trouper.” Charlie delivers the parcels with his mum on behalf of Morecambe charity Stanley’s Community Centre, to members of its food club.