A selfless window cleaner has been disinfecting bus stops and play parks for free – to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Self-employed Sam Faichney, from Niddrie, Edinburgh, is doing his bit to help the community, including scrubbing down disinfecting bus stops at the city’s Royal Infirmary.
Despite a drop in customers bookings, Sam, 29, is planning to branch out and start cleaning children’s playgrounds in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, which as of yesterday (Mon) claimed 14 lives in Scotland.
The businessman, who runs SF Window Cleaning, decided to start up the initiative after seeing his friends come up with their own ways of helping out during the pandemic.
Sam said: “I wasn’t really worried about it until last Monday.
“People are working in community centres, doing packed lunches for people and taxi drivers have started stopping between jobs and picking stuff up for elderly people, so I wanted to start doing something.
“I thought ‘what can I do to help?’ and this made the most sense.
“It might not be much but it is better than sitting back doing nothing.”
A Facebook post of Sam on his firm SF Window Cleaning’s page showing his hard at work last Thursday night has already reached more than 40,000 people.
The dad-of-three, who has been running his business for two years, is now set to branch out to washing playparks from tomorrow (Tue) using a special disinfectant made by his partner Danielle, who also runs her own cleaning business.
Sam said: “We have three kids so we know they will touch anything.
“I just want to keep myself busy and help out.”