A WHITCHURCH painter and decorator has offered his services for free to anyone affected by Covid-19 and living in the area.

Paul Donnelly, who runs the Geordie Painter, is offering to decorate the room of a key-worker, or anyone else directly impacted by the coronavirus for free.

People are being encouraged to nominate someone they know on The Geordie Painter's Facebook page, with the winner being revealed next week.

Paul says people can nominate someone publicly, or privately if they wish for it to be a surprise.

"The last few months have been trying times for many members of our community," said Paul. "No-one could have predicted the way 2020 would turn out.

"With this in mind we would like to offer an exciting opportunity.

"We would like to decorate a room of your choice free of charge, paint and labour all included.

"While we couldn’t tackle a major refurbishment project like plastering, we would hope this would be a nice surprise for someone in Whitchurch or the surrounding area.

"This could be someone who has continuously worked through this time, someone who has been poorly, someone who has lost a loved one to this terrible virus or even someone who has been vulnerable through this time and has felt isolated throughout.

"Feel free to nominate them in the comments or if you would rather do it as a surprise, feel free to message privately."

To nominate someone, visit The Geordie Painter on Facebook at facebook.com/geordiepaintershropshire