A SELFLESS volunteer who set up an online community group to help people in Stourport and Kidderminster during the coronavirus lockdown will have a train named after her.

In recognition of her work setting up the Stourport Mutual Aid Facebook group, which saw volunteers delivering prescriptions and food to isolated people, Charlotte Marsland will have a high-speed Great Western Railway train named after her during a special ceremony.

Charlotte also paid for Easter treats to uplift spirits and organised a mini foodbank by collecting unwanted food in the community.

She was nominated by listeners of BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester to be one of their Make a Difference Superstars.

In August, the radio station teamed up with Great Western Railway to find two Make a Difference Superstars and dozens of people got in touch with nominations.

A panel then whittled them down to two - Charlotte and Mazen Salmou, a refugee from Syria, now living in Bromsgrove, who delivered supplies to those in need on his bike in an effort to give something back to the community that welcomed him.

Peter Lane, who nominated Charlotte, said: “She has helped the disadvantaged, ill, old and housebound. She has shown outstanding and unselfish devotion to the people of Stourport and Kidderminster.”

Speaking to BBC Hereford and Worcester after finding out she had won, Charlotte said: “Thank you for everyone who supported me, I will continue to support you whenever you need it.”

Charlotte is also now training to be a train driver.