Supermarket employees have been granting wishes of the elderly during lockdown.

Residents of Hailey House care home in Maldon have been posting their 'wishes' on the wishing line at Tesco in Maldon.

The washing line has been put up in store for care home residents to ask for anything from ballroom dancing to boat rides.

One 86-year-old former lorry driver asked if he could drive a lorry one last time.

Rhiain Oakley, Community Champion at Tesco Extra Maldon, said: “We love being able to give back to our local residents and shoppers and this is a really heart-warming way to help.

"It is a great way to get our customers and our colleagues involved in the charity efforts of the store by granting wishes."

The coronavirus pandemic has meant some wishes weren't able to be granted.

Instead some residents listed products that would make them more comfortable in lockdown, from pyjamas, slippers and Guinness.

Sue Hibberd, manager at Hailey House, said “It was really kind of Tesco to donate these gifts, the residents really loved opening them.

"One resident was really thrilled with her gift which was Yardley’s talcum powder.”

Tesco has also been raising money at the petrol station to purchase gifts for Broomfield care home to support them during lockdown.

Rhiain added: "It was so kind of the public donated a further £200 to put towards the gifts for the elderly residents, it was great to see residents together, particularly when everyone was going through a difficult time during lockdown."