Home shopping driver Colin hailed a hero as he does his rounds dressed as Batman

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August 16, 2020

Our home shopping driver Colin Bone loves doing his deliveries dressed as Batman much to the delight of customers both young and old especially two-year-old Ivy who's being treated for leukaemia.

Ivy's mum Sarah McCarthy said Colin – from our Broadstairs store – was a true superhero saying: "It’s people like Colin putting in that extra mile that make the world a better place.

"Ivy absolutely loved seeing him dressed up as Batman. It was really lovely for her as we've not been going out very much lately because of the pandemic . To have a superhero turn up on your doorstop was so exciting for her. I think my husband Ibar enjoyed it as much as Ivy too!

"Colin's a lovely, friendly man who always makes time to have a little chat while he delivers even if he's not dressed as Batman He always asks about Ivy too."

Sarah from Ramsgate, pictured above with Ivy, wrote to Asda chief executive Roger Burnley to praise Colin, saying: "I wanted to contact you to make you aware of one of your employees at Asda Broadstairs. He is a delivery driver called Colin Bone. He is a lovely friendly man who always makes time to have a little chat while he delivers. This week he came to the door dressed as Batman, much to the delight of our two-year-old daughter who is currently being treated for cancer.

"He does it to make the local children smile and many people he delivers to have posted on Facebook about what a wonderful man he is. Asda is lucky to have an employee like this."

Regular customer Cissie Buxton, from Thanet, who posted a photo of Batman Colin on a local Facebook group, said Colin was very much a local hero!

The primary school teacher said: "When I opened the door he had his cape on and his mask It really, really made me laugh. You think about what we've all faced through lockdown so to see something like is just so brightening, so refreshing.

"I thought it was a really positive message that he put across. And something really simple like that did lift my mood."

Colin, who's 58 and has been a Batman fan since the age of four, said: "Our customers just love it when I dress up as Batman. I've opened the door to people aged from two to 90 and I get a really good reaction. They all appreciate it. They all ask me why I do it and the one thing I say to them is I do it because if I can make one person smile a day then I've done my job."

"I always ask how Ivy is and how she's doing every time I go there. When I called she was at the top window looking out and she was just loving it, she's a little darling she really is. The parents are lovely too."

Our store's customer trading manager Alex Longley said the store was so proud of Colin. He said: "Colin always goes above and beyond for our customers. He loves putting a smile on everyone's face! What a fantastic job he does striving for excellence every day, Thank you Colin."

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