I LOVE hearing about random acts of kindness in the midst of the coronavirus crisis – and here’s another from one of our local supermarkets.

Staff on Ward 11 at Darlington Memorial Hospital, who are helping with the fight against the pandemic, needed a microwave so that they can eat on the ward and minimise risk.

The nurses had a whipround and called in at Morrisons in North Road, Darlington, to buy one.

But when the store managers heard what it was for, the nurses were told to keep their money and a shiny new microwave was promptly donated.

Duty Manager Michelle Simpson told me: “One of our checkout leaders has a sister working on Ward 11 and asked if we could go halves with the microwave but we had a chat about it and decided to donate one for free.

“They have enough on their plates without having to worry about wandering looking round for a microwave to stop their meals going cold. We were only too pleased to help.”