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Plumber overflows with generosity for elderly and vulnerable

Plumber overflows with generosity for elderly and vulnerable

by Kenny Parker (March 2020)

A KIND hearted plumber who splashed out to buy fish and chips for more than 100 elderly residents of Maghull says that more is in the pipeline.

After the Government advised that people over the age of 70 should consider self isolating, due to the coronavirus outbreak, Andy McMullen from Maghull thought he would show his support for the elderly living in the L31 area by treating them to a fish supper.

After making the offer on social media, Andy, who owns GMAC Plumbing and Gas Services, based in Bootle, placed more than 100 orders at Seabreeze Fish Bar in Maghull on Wednesday March 18.

Then with the help of some of his staff and family, including wife Emma and children Megan and Joseph, he set about delivering them.

Following the mission the grateful recipients’ family members and neighbours left messages online showing their appreciation.

Janet Lynd wrote: “Thank you so much Andy McMullen for mum’s (Joyce Dickson) fish and chips.

“She was more than delighted with her delicious supper and it was a fabulous distraction for her on her first steps of accepting her self-isolation. Thank you so much for your kindness.”

Among the other comments were those from Emma Louise Tuffin who wrote “Lovely gesture, my neighbours were so happy” and Michelle Roberts who said: “Thank you so much for delivering fish and chips to my grandparents tonight, my nan has just rung me and she was absolutely thrilled, so thank you again for doing such a kind thing!”

Andy told the Champion that he will soon be offering fish and chips for the elderly living in the L30 postcode. He is also considering making it a regular event once the coronavirus crisis is over.

Praising the staff at Seabreeze, and family and colleagues for their “real team effort”, he said: “I’m doing it for no other reason than to help those most vulnerable and potentially isolated.

“I’ve lived in Maghull for 20 years with my wife and two young children and right now with the unprecedented events with coronavirus people aren’t sure what the short term future holds, So, if I can help in any way I’m happy to do so.”


(Photo: Andy McMullen and his family - wife Emma and children Megan and Joseph.)

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