A FROZEN food store supervisor showed his generosity when he shopped for an elderly couple in self-isolation after his shift ended.

Chris Lomas, a supervisor at the Iceland in Curzon Street, Burnley, received a call from Alice and Alan Bailey, both 86, as they had missed the online delivery slots and needed help with their shopping.

Mr Lomas walked around the store after his shift while on the phone to Mrs Bailey and bought all the items, as well as delivering them to their door.

Mrs Bailey said she was overwhelmed by his kind act.

She said: “It was just unbelievable what he did for us.

“I had asked for help and Chris came on the phone and he asked what we needed, and said he lived five minutes away.

“Chris drove to our house himself, then my husband gave him the money.

“I thought it was absolutely wonderful. We are both 86 and I have underlying health conditions, so we are self-isolating.”

The couple are self-isolating in their Burnley home, but found it a struggle to order shopping online.

Mrs Bailey said: “We are finding jobs to do in the garden and in the house and trying to keep active in the ways we can.

“I did try to do the shopping online, but I missed the delivery slot.

“I have grandchildren and I would like to think they would have done the same thing.

“We spoke to the right person at the right time.”

Mr Lomas said he was just doing what he thought was the right thing to do in the situation.

He said: “She just rang us and asked about our online service and we were having trouble with it, so I offered to do it for her when I finished my shift.

“It was not a big deal to me, I just did what I thought I should do.

“When she told me how old she was, I just thought of my own grandparents, because I would like to know that someone would do the same for them.”

Iceland stores director Ian Williams said: “Chris’s generous action is a wonderful example of the kindness and care for others being shown by so many of our wonderful Iceland colleagues at this most difficult of times, and we will of course ensure that it is recognised. We are immensely proud of the heroic work being done by all our retail teams, who are working under extreme pressure to feed the nation.”