A FAMILY-run firm, which vowed to keep the community safe, has spent the last two weeks disinfecting supermarket trolleys, care homes and schools entirely free of charge.

Chad Campbell, who runs Cleancore UK from his home in Thirsk in North Yorkshire, said there were "no reasons why he shouldn't keep" local towns clean during the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with wife Lisa Campbell, Mr and Mrs Campbell have given up their free time most evenings in order to thoroughly disinfect external areas that are at highest risk of covid-19.

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Speaking to The Northern Echo, Mr Campbell said he wanted to give something back to the community and keep everybody as safe as they could.

He said: "We are doing it entirely free because we can, I am very much aware that our chemicals can kill bacteria and viruses and with having the equipment and the knowhow to do it – we just thought there wasn't any reason not to provide a service to the community.

"After a full day, we get home, get changed and then go back out to clean the exterior of schools and care homes."

Although schools across the UK have been ordered to close to the majority of pupils, children of 'key workers' are still permitted to attend.

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Mr Campbell said he wanted to provide those key workers the 'peace of mind' that their children remained safe during the pandemic.

Mr Campbell said he had since received an outpouring of support from the community which helped spur the pair to continue with their efforts.

He said: "It has been very welcomed by the community.

"The recognition that we have had from people is phenomenal, it’s such a nice feeling to have the backing of your community."

Mr and Mrs Campbell are no strangers to generosity as last month they publicly thanked the 'mystery man' who paid for their five-year-old son's shopping.

Towards the end of February, Danny Campbell had been in Aldi in Thirsk when his pre-paid debit card stopped working while at the checkout.

A stranger, described only as a man in his 40s and wearing a high-visibility jacket, jumped to the rescue of the five-year-old and coughed up the £5.13 bill without any hesitation.