A HARDWORKING volunteer who has delivered upwards of 900 prescriptions to self-isolating residents across Royston has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award.

Martyn Fall, from Royston, has been out every day in his village delivering essentials to residents during the pandemic.

At the height of lockdown, Martyn was delivering up to 20 prescriptions each day for those who were unable to access them themselves.

The 64-year-old has also amassed more than 1,000 care package deliveries made by community group Royston Watch.

Martyn believes it’s all part of doing ‘his bit’ for the area.

He said: “I have been a member of the Royston Watch group since lockdown and helped them a little bit here and there.

“When the lockdown happened, it spiralled from there in all honesty. I started delivering a few things every day.

“But before I knew it, I was delivering more and more with each passing day.”

Martyn has been delivering across Royston for the last four months and has praised the community for coming together.

“It’s just a case of doing your bit and helping the community when it needs it the most, so knew I couldn’t sit at home without helping out.

“I think slowly Royston has started to get its camaraderie and community spirit back as I felt it had lost that.

“It has helped me make connections with my neighbours and get to know Royston even better – I’m glad I could do my small part to help.”

Martyn’s voluntary work has landed him a nomination in the Community Hero category at this year’s Proud of Barnsley awards.

“I’m completely shocked to be nominated. You don’t do it for these reasons, but it’s always nice to know that people think of you.

“I’m overwhelmed to know that I’ve had a small impact on someone’s life. Thank you to Royston Watch for its support.”