Dennis Brunneye EVRI - Courier labelled local hero

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‘I really love being part of the community.’



Dennis Brunneye, self-employed Evri courier Wakefield, has been labelled a “local hero” and “village gatekeeper” by members of his community. He’s known for being an amazing courier, but also for carrying his toolbox and repairing minor damage to his customers property. Outstanding work, Dennis.

Alongside his deliveries within the community, he’s often found carrying out repair jobs for customers on his round. Dennis carries tools while out on his courier round and completes small fixes to his customer’s properties such as adjusting hinges and joints of gates. Dennis estimates he’s repaired approximately seven gates and has done countless other jobs – including fixing letterboxes and loose door handles. Dennis comments:, “I’m often the only person some people see, and it can really brighten up their day, especially if I’m able to help them out by fixing something. I really love being part of the community. When I am out delivering, I carry dog biscuits for my customer’s dogs, and they love it – both the dogs and their owners!

"I carry tools to repair any gates that need a repair such as loose hinges, loose joints or gates than need a trim if they are scraping on the floor – at no charge, of course. "I have one customer in a wheelchair, I open all her parcels for her as her hands are weak. “I am about to replace a customer’s gate with one I salvaged from another customer who didn’t need it. I had to reduce it in size so it will fit my customer’s gateway, but I’ll soon get the time to remove her old one and fit this one. “I love the job; I enjoy being out and about and definitely couldn’t be sat at a desk all day - I love the interaction with people and my community is like a second family.

"It’s important to always be kind to your delivery driver, you never know when they might be able to help you out too!”