Man with cerebral palsy travels 90 days a day to work at his favorite charity store
A man with cerebral palsy who travels 90 miles a day to volunteer has been called an “absolute asset” by his manager.
Peter Moss, who travels from Trowbridge, Wiltshire to Newbury, Berkshire, and returns every day to work at a Scope charity store, said he was making the trip because of the “lovely people” he was with. work.
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Mr Moss, 66, works five days a week at the Scope disability charity, using public transport for the 45 miles round trip to work.
He said: “When I walked through the door, I received such a wonderful welcome that I couldn’t have felt more at home.
“They say I do the extra 90 miles a day for my job, but when you work with such lovely people and get to know our great customers, the idea of knowing that you are helping Scope raise money for them. vital services that support people with disabilities and their families, I am the one who gets so much satisfaction.
Scope explained that although Mr Moss has been offered volunteer roles at stores closer to his home, he would like to stay at the Newbury branch.
“Every day Peter lights up the store with his dynamic attitude and smile,” said Lorraine Smith, Store Manager at Scope’s Newbury branch.
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“Besides driving an extra 90 kilometers a day to volunteer at our store, what really sets Peter apart is that he’s so good with customers.
“He can engage with any age group and has made a lot of friends both at Scope and in the Newbury community.
“Peter is an absolute asset to our store. I have the greatest respect and admiration for his dedication to work and for the effort he makes for his colossal daily commute.