A paramedic working on the frontline against coronavirus couldn’t enjoy her usual home-cooked meal at her mum’s- so her mum set up a table and chair in the front garden
Drivers passing by the lovely scene yesterday tooted their horns when they spotted Amy Carpenter tucking into a plate of food before a night shift.
Amy lives with her 101-year-old nan- so has spent three weeks inbetween shifts in her bedroom with a microwave, kettle and fridge. Her two sons, aged ten and seven, are living with family as she can’t risk them being in the house.
She said: “Every Wednesday my mum invites us all over for cooked dinner, but she hasn’t’ been able to do that. I told her that I’m struggling not eating proper meals.
“Louise, my sister, and my mum made a huge batch of meals to feed everyone working in my station in Almondsbury in Bristol.
“I popped there to collect them, following all the social-distancing rules, and they had set up a table with tablecloth and cutlery in the front garden. It looks like wine in the photo, but it’s squash.”
Linda, her mum, lives in Heol Y Groes (next to Nant Celyn Primary School).
“My mum is a chef at Greenmeadow Golf Club, she asked me ‘do I want chilli, cottage pie or mash. I said ‘just put it all on a plate!’
“I was in my uniform and so many cars beeped as they drove passed. The support from the public is overwhelming. Our table at the station is like we have been out doing ‘trick or treat’, it’s packed with sweets, chocolate and fizzy pop.
“I appreciate it so much, but it was lovely to have a proper meal.
“I’m trying to get this message out there, follow the government advice and stay- in, I just want to see my kids, and I can’t until this is all over.”