A SHOP that went above and beyond the call of duty has been recognised by one of the area’s top people.
High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, better known as broadcaster Eamonn O’Neal, gave out prizes to people and business he feels helped out communities as the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
And Raja’s store in Carrbrook has been recognised, receiving an honour for the lengths it went to.
As well as staying open, staff went out and dropped off food and groceries to the elderly and vulnerable in the area.
It also became a hub for the community, with schoolchildren decorating the windows of the Huddersfield Road business with pictures recognising key workers.
Store manager Qasim Ali said: “I want to thank everyone who has helped and been a part of the team in the past few months, we couldn’t have done it without you guys.
“You helped us out in your own free time, dropping essential off to elderly and vulnerable along with my team.
“Thank you to whoever nominated us for this award, we will be hanging it in pride.”
Qasim revealed that when lockdown restrictions are fully eased, it will be far from a case of, ‘Carry on as if nothing had happened.’
For he added: “We have decided that once lockdown restrictions are lifted, we will be holding a celebratory fun day for everyone to come along and enjoy appropriately.”