By Tara Rippin • 01 April 2020 • 19:17
KIND GESTURE: Gérard Hendriks fills shopping trolleys for others in need. CREDIT: Gérard Hendriks/We Love Albir Facebook
A KIND-SPIRITED shopper has filled two trolleys with essentials and left them in a Costa Blanca supermarket for those in need, encouraging others to donate if possible.
Following up ‘the great examples of Valencia and Madrid,’ Gérard Hendriks loaded the trolleys while shopping at an Aldi store in Alfaz del Pi, and was surprised at the response of management who had no problem with the gesture, and offered to add to the items.
His community solidarity was also given the thumbs up by police, who stopped him in Altea as part of routine State of Alarm Covid-19 measures, once they realised his reasons for leaving the confinement of his home.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
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