The list of good guys (and good ladies) gets longer by the minute. The latest person to put their hand up and make a difference is English comedian Johnny Vegas.
Vegas lives in the rugby union stronghold of St Helens near Liverpool and has been very active in getting food and supplies to vulnerable people in his community.
It all started from an initiative started by St Helen's restaurant The Eccleston Arms, who were providing meals to the elderly, as well as NHS staff.
Vegas had his mate Russell Crowe tweeted out some information about the appeal earlier today, informing older people that they could have people collect their food and medicine if they were cocooning.
If you are in the St.Helens UK area pic.twitter.com/Rp7n4yrcgz
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 31, 2020
Owner of the Eccleston Arms Andrew Mikhail told the Guide why he got the likes of Vegas involved:
“The whole community has been shocked and worried by the recent virus outbreak and we witnessed the panic buying in our local supermarkets as a result.
“Our regular suppliers had plenty of the much-needed essential items in stock but they don’t supply to retail stores.
“I realised that in doing this I’d be able to support my suppliers and staff and, at the same time, provide a service to our hero key workers helping the country through these unprecedented times and the vulnerable, who are finding it difficult to source items that they need."
‘My dad was a doctor and I know how hard these guys work. I barely saw him as a kid because he was doing so much for others, so I want to help the NHS at this time.
“Also, dad’s 83 now and, like him, many elderly and vulnerable can’t get out, so we want to support them.”