A mystery donor has paid £1,000 in cash to ensure a Fife firm can continue a free taxi service for NHS staff and frontline workers throughout the summer.
The gesture was made to Drew Stewart, owner of Methil-based firm PSE Security, after a listener heard him being interviewed on Kingdom FM by presenters Dave Connor and Vanessa Motion.
He said: “The cash was completely unexpected but fantastic all the same and will allow us to continue the free lift service for hospital staff to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Queen Margaret hospital in Dunfermline as well as Ninewells in Dundee until the end of August.”
The company specialises in personal security and close protection but because of the social distancing requirements, work has dried up.
“I started offering the free lift service after hearing about a nurse in Kelty that couldn’t get a taxi to take her to the Vic,”he said.
“I funny thing is I only went on the radio after I dropped off some cakes and pastries to the presenters between lifts as I’d been listening to them talking about Greggs re-opening and them being stuck in the studio.
“Dave and Venessa contacted me and since being on the radio the phones have not stopped ringing with key workers needing help and members of the public offering support.
“When I opened the envelope to find the mystery donation from a listener I was in tears. I just couldn’t believe someone that I’d never met could be be so kind after just hearing about what we were doing.”
Kingdom FM presenter Dave Connor said he was astounded when he heard about the donation.
“At no time did Drew ever talk about needing funding it was all about how he could do his bit to help NHS staff so to hear about the donation is truly heartwarming, I was astounded to hear of such generosity.”
Drew, who runs the company with his daughter Kahra, said the money will allow them to continue supporting frontline staff in the company vehicle which has been specially adapted with screens to keep the driver and passengers safe.