Kind souls emerge amid treacherous weather conditions in Sheffield

Sheffield was battered by hours of heavy snowfall yesterday which affected many essential journeys, even going on a two-mile drive to a nearby pharmacy seemed like an impossible task.

Friday, 15th January 2021, 2:46 pm

But despite yesterday's treacherous weather conditions, several kind souls have come forward and offered their help to those who may just need it without asking anything in return.

And this is what a 20-year-old Tesco delivery driver from Woodhouse has done, as he went above and beyond delivering groceries to people's doorsteps.

In his Facebook post published in a local community forum, Connor Elliot said he was only a message away if people needed his help dropping prescriptions from a nearby pharmacy or towing or pushing their vehicles out.

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He told The Star: "If I can just help one person then that person will go on to help someone else. In a way, it just carries on.

"It's my first time pulling cars but I do try and help in any way possible. I've got a few days where I'm free so I can help as much as I can."

Connor, who had his fiance to help him tow vehicles stuck in the snow yesterday, also said he was available to pick up medication from the pharmacy.

The vehicle that Connor is using to help the local community. Picture by Connor Elliot.

"All they have to do is let the pharmacy know that I will be collecting on their behalf.”

Neil Rhodes, who lives on Murray Road, also received praises from the local community for offering to give a lift to any key workers who may be stranded.

"If any key workers need a lift anywhere, we have 4x4. Happy to assist."

Neil Rhodes and his 4x4. Picture by Neil Rhodes

The 44-year-old garage owner said he is available to help throughout the weekend and would be happy to give a lift just about anywhere in the city centre.

"A lady messaged me and said it was her mother's funeral yesterday and asked me if the snow cleared, would I mind taking her to the funeral at Attercliffe, I said yes, not a problem."

On Thursday (January 14) deep snow all over the city caused all public transport to be suspended, disruptions on the roads and schools to close to children of key workers.

The Met Office has issued another yellow warning for snow and ice in the area today (January 15).

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a digital subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Nancy Fielder, editor.