A Fife rail worker’s offer of help to customers struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic has won the hearts of hundreds of people.
Colin Reed has been named ScotRail’s employee of the month for placing a thoughtful message at Markinch Station in March which offered support to locals during the health crisis.
He said he would keep in touch with elderly or single people who required help by calling them twice a week – and offered his phone number to those who needed assistance.
The message reads: “Should any of my customers (single or elderly) wish to give me their name, address or phone number, I will keep in contact with them twice weekly.
“If not, please take down this phone number and you can phone me if you need to.”
An image of the message was shared by journalist Alasdair Clark on Twitter and picked up hundreds of re-tweets.
— Alasdair Clark (@alasdair_clark) March 13, 2020
Mr Reed is a popular figure at Markinch Station and is well-known to go above and beyond for locals.
ScotRail’s head of customer operations Phil Campbell said: “During this unprecedented global crisis, our society really benefits from peoples’ selflessness and kind-hearted actions.
“We’re proud to have Colin represent ScotRail. He’s a credit to the business and a worthy winner of our employee of the month award for March.”
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