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Carnoustie papergirl offers to help local people while off school during coronavirus crisis

Mia Cruickshanks.
Mia Cruickshanks.

A papergirl has stepped up to the mark during her paper round – in more ways than one.

Mia Cruickshanks, 15, from Monikie, regularly delivers around the village and will make the most of her walk around her community by also offering her services to anyone who needs them.

The Carnoustie High School pupil said: “I have a lot of older people I deliver to, so I thought that I could maybe offer to help out in these difficult times.

“I’m obviously not going to be at school for the foreseeable future, so I decided to try to do something to help others in my village instead.”

Mia wrote notes offering to help in any way she could and then delivered those with her papers.

She said: “I’ve got my mum roped in so if anyone needs shopping we can do that and mum will drive me.

“I’m also happy to run errands, or to help out in the garden or really anything that people need I could try to sort out.”

Mia said: “Because most of my friends from school live in Carnoustie, I’m going to be cut off from them for quite a long time.

“I didn’t want to get too bored or end up stuck isolated and with nothing to do.

“This way I thought I could help out others and also keep myself busy and in touch with people.”

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