Come rain or shine, neighborhood Southampton pensioners have received their Metro newspaper thanks to a community hero.
Atif Khan has been delivering your favorite newspaper to the elderly and underprivileged in his area for 20 years.
His brother Amad, who also lives in the city and works as a neurosurgeon at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said Atif never missed a day, no matter the weather.
“Atif and I have been fans of the Metro newspaper since we were kids,” he told us.
“Unfortunately, my brother suffered from choked childbirth and has learning disabilities, which means he can’t read or write.”
“Nevertheless, he has always loved the newspaper and for the past two decades has picked it up at the local station and personally distributed it to the elderly and less able-bodied in our neighborhood who don’t have access to it.”
“Rain or shine, he delivers and hasn’t missed a round of newspapers in 20 years.” I went to see him and saw him spreading the Metro ad despite the terrible weather.
“Of course he delivers the papers free of charge and does so out of the pure goodness of his heart.”
Amad contacted Metro about his brother’s work – and we can’t be more grateful he did.
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