The Mayor of Epsom and Ewell helped volunteers distribute groceries of fruit and vegetables on VE Day last week to vulnerable residents isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor and Councillor John Beckett wore his military reenactment uniform to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe for the occasion.

He joined volunteers from the Ruxley Foundation and Epsom and Ewell Physically Disabled and Able Bodied Club (PHAB) on their rounds to deliver the food to the shielding community in the borough.

Each bag had a Dig For Victory postcard attached with messages from local children to bring a smile to older residents in lockdown.

Councillors Luke Giles, Steven McCormick, Liz Frost and Bernice Froud were also on hand to help deliver to 52 households, with social distancing "observed at all times."

Alex Coley, Founder and Chair of Trustees at The Ruxley Foundation said:

"We have been helping to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to elderly and vulnerable residents since the lockdown began and took great pride in organising this special event on the 75th anniversary of VE Day."