Preston train manager proves he's on the right track by helping the community and NHS

An Avanti West Coast train manager has been dedicating his spare time to supporting the local community and NHS workers, during Covid-19.

By Michael Holmes
Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 4:26 pm

Hussain Master, who is based out of Preston station, is volunteering with local charities that each help different groups, including The Light Foundation, a charity that brings people of all faiths and non, together, which he has supported for over seven years, to help with their response to the coronavirus crisis.

When he’s not helping to keep vital services on Avanti’s west coast route running for key workers and those making essential journeys, Hussain is delivering food and essential items to vulnerable people and NHS workers.

As part of his role at The Light Foundation, Hussain recently delivered 110 biryanis and 50 pizzas to NHS workers at Royal Hospital Preston, as well as a month’s supply of grocery shopping to man who was self-isolating.

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Hussain Master, who is based out of Preston station, is volunteering with local charities that each help different groups, including The Light Foundation, a charity that brings people of all faiths and non, together, whichhe has supported for over seven years, to help withtheir response to the coronavirus crisis.

Hussain said: “Being a volunteer with local charities for over 15 years has taught me how rewarding it can be to give something back, which is why I’m pleased to be involved in their efforts, as part of the UK’s response to Covid-19.

“Volunteering has given me a great opportunity to help others in a variety of ways when they need it most.

“I feel blessed to be able to play a part in making a difference and it is so worthwhile – especially when you see the expressions on people’s faces.”