Johnny Vegas delivers food parcels to the vulnerable and NHS frontline staff who can’t go shopping due to coronavirus – The Sun
Johnny Vegas has been pictured delivering food parcels to the vulnerable and NHS frontline staff who can't go shopping due to coronavirus.
The comedian has been helping out in the St Helens area as part of his role as patron of The Steve Prescott Foundation, which has teamed up with local pub, the Eccleston Arms, to look after the area.
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Wearing gloves, Johnny was seen carrying boxes filled with essentials including eggs into homes in the area.
Johnny – whose real name is Michael Pennington – has spent the last few weeks working with the foundation, and in late March his friend Russell Crowe shared a video with his millions of followers calling on them to use the foundation if they needed help – and he couldn't help but get a dig in about his old pal.
Russell told his followers: "G'day folks, how are you doing? This is a message on behalf of my old mate Johnny Vegas.
"If you're in the St Helens area and you're having trouble getting food deliveries from your local supermarket, if you're NHS staff, a key worker, elderly, isolating, vulnerable, call this number – O1744 881881."
"The Steve Prescott Foundation and the Blackbrook rugby league team have set up a delivery service and they can help you out," he added.
"They can pick up your shopping, they can maybe even pick up your medicine."
He concluded: "One of the delivery workers is going be Johnny Vegas though, so expect to lose every second or third biscuit."
Johnny's work come as the First Secretary of State said the UK-wide lockdown would be extended by "at least" three weeks.
Dominic Raab added it's not possible to realistically pinpoint an end to the measures, as we haven't yet got the appropriate data – although he added we were "making progress".
And Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling has informed the UK's coronavirus strategy, revealed there were some first signs that lockdown in the UK may be working.
Speaking at this evening's coronavirus press briefing, he said: "The Government has decided the current measures must remain in place for at least the next three weeks."
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