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“Everything we are doing is to give something back”

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“Everything we are doing is to give something back”

By timesecholife on in All News, Community News

A taxi driver from Cheadle has been praised for supporting older people and the vulnerable in times of adversity. Nana Apphiah, owner of Nana’s Taxis, has helped feed the homeless, bring families together and collect shopping and prescriptions for people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A taxi driver from Cheadle has been praised for supporting older people and the vulnerable in times of adversity.

Nana Apphiah, owner of Nana’s Taxis, has helped feed the homeless, bring families together and collect shopping and prescriptions for people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Friend and former colleague, Michelle Mountford contacted the Stunner to help highlight the work Nana has done since launching his own taxi firm a few years ago.

She said: “He’s been doing it for the last few years and I thought it would be nice for people to recognise what he’s done.

Everybody is struggling this year and yet through it all he has been there. He gave free taxi journeys to elderly passengers when we had bad snow and transported them for free on Christmas Day.

During the first lockdown he collected prescriptions and shopping for free and during this second lockdown, he has teamed up with Deep Pan Man at Blythe Bridge to provide free take-aways every night for the vulnerable, key workers and others.

Cheadle as a community has supported his business as he’s built it up over the last couple of years and he’s given back by helping out the vulnerable and the elderly, especially during lockdown.

I just think he’s brilliant and even after a bad year he’s still willing to help people out of his own pocket. I want him to know people appreciate him.”

Over the past few days, Nana and Deep Pan Man have been delivering free meals to care homes and key workers across Cheadle after residents nominated deserving people via social media.

And, Nana is also planning to offer support to older and vulnerable people in need of transport on Christmas Day this year.

He is also returning to help at Harewood Care Home, where he has previously worked as a carer.

Nana said: “Deep Pan Man at Blythe Bridge agreed to help me do something for people, so we’re taking nominations for free take-aways and we’ve just done our final delivery so every care home in Cheadle has had free pizzas, they are our key workers.

At Christmas I will be offering free taxi rides for the elderly who are struggling to get out and see their families, the same as I did last year.

In the first lockdown people were really struggling and worried about getting their prescriptions and shopping so I did free deliveries so they could get what they needed.

The people of Cheadle helped me build this company up, so everything we are doing is to give something back and also say thank you to them.”

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  • Rock on Nana you and your crew are STARS
    Written by Sian, November 27, 2020 - Reply

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