Postman Steve Sutton usually spends his evenings and weekends providing stage lighting for bands across the Potteries.
Now he’s found a new use for his equipment and expertise during the coronavirus lockdown – shining blue lights across the front of his home in Chessington Crescent, Trentham.
The 54-year-old said: “It just felt right to get my lights out and shine them on the outside of the house. One of our neighbours works from the NHS, so I was particularly pleased that he was able to see it last week. He appreciated it.
“The evenings are getting lighter now but I’m going to carry on putting the lights up every Thursday evening ready for the applause at 8pm. I leave the lights on for an hour or so afterwards so that as many people as possible will be able to see them.”
Steve delivers post to rural homes in the Longsdon and Bagnall area of the Staffordshire Moorlands and has himself been thanked for his work by grateful residents.
He added: “As a key worker myself I know what it’s like to go out every day while others stay safe. I wanted to show my gratitude to the NHS staff all working hard to help keep us safe. “