Coronavirus: Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock joins volunteers helping city's most vulnerable

Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock has joined up with a Leeds charity to deliver vital food parcels to the elderly and vulnerable in Leeds.

Saturday, 28th March 2020, 6:00 am

He joined volunteers from We Care Leeds on Thursday, a charity working to feed those in self-isolation who may not have family and friends to support them.

The charity, launched by Leeds business owners just 10 days ago, is delivering parcels to more than 50 households a day.

Food and essentials are donated by local businesses, before a core team of 10 volunteers deliver them to city's most vulnerable, flagged by Leeds Council.

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We Care Leeds co-founder Kane Crosfell with Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock

We Care Leeds co-founder Kane Crosfel, 27, said: "We're getting five to six deliveries a day from local businesses now, it's been amazing.

"We've had some really nice messages from those we've reached out to and people are starting to come back for our help.

"It's going from strength to strength."

The charity are keeping volunteers to a minimum to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, but dozens of people have donated to the service through a GoFundMe page.

Kane delivering food packages to the city's elderly and most vulnerable

More than £2,500 has been raised and all proceeds will go towards keeping the delivery service running.

Kane added: "If you need help, the help is there. And if you can help us to help other people, then please get in touch through our Facebook page We Care Leeds."