Charity worker honoured on lorry
Nisa has honoured a kind-hearted IT worker from Harwood, Lancashire by naming one of their delivery lorries after him as part of their 40th birthday celebrations.
Ben Ahern was nominated for the prize by a work colleague in recognition of all the hours he volunteers to Bolton based charity Homeless Aid UK, feeding those less fortunate than himself.
His lorry was unveiled at the Nisa Local store on Halliwell Road in Bolton along with a handover of 100 pre-packed sandwiches donated by Nisa supplier On a Roll.
Ben said the sandwiches would be given to homeless people visiting a nearby soup kitchen over the next couple of days.
Ben, who has volunteered for two years with the charity, said: “The sandwiches will be very welcome to the homeless people who come in every night. They certainly won’t go to waste and it’s a really nice gesture.”
Speaking of the lorry which now adorns his name, Ben said: “I will keep my eyes open looking out for the lorry. It looks great, I’m really pleased.”
Owner of the Nisa store Krishan Patel, whose shop has been open since June this year, said: “It’s a great way to recognise the work Ben does and the fact this lorry will be delivering to stores in the area where Ben works means he also gets the chance to see it now and again!”
The Name a Nisa Lorry initiative was launched as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Nisa Retail and will see 40 lorries named after Nisa customers and their friends and family who were nominated via an online competition.