AN ARDROSSAN teenager has been going above and beyond as a voluntary key worker during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sean Conaghan, aged 17, has been using time away from his day job as a caterer at Pennyburn Primary, to cook 200 meals a day at Whitlees Community Centre. From there, they are delivered across the Three Towns to vulnerable residents.

The spirited youngster has also been chapping doors of neighbours who are shielding to ask if they need any extra help.

Proud dad Alan told the Herald: “He’s up everyday at 9am and not back until 5pm.

“He normally cooks for children at Pennyburn Primary, but with the coronavirus, he’s there a lot less.

“Instead, the time he’s not there he’s in the Whitlees Centre cooking meals for the elderly or people who are shielding.

“He keeps everyone organised using his experience. He’s been working really hard.

“He even went out and identified the people who might need his help in the community. He has chapped doors, kept a safe distance and spoke to those most vulnerable.”

Sean has also utilised technology using TikTok to show off educational videos of recipes and how to cook them.

Alan said: “He’s really creative with TikTok, he makes really funny video. It’s been keeping everyone entertained.”

Sean has been inspired by his mum Louise, who is also a key worker out caring for vulnerable residents in their homes.

His kitchen expertise comes from his dad, who spent 20 years as a chef.

Alan added: “He has just gone above and beyond. He keeps giving. He sees this as a chance to make someone’s life a bit better by helping them.

“He never complains. He says as long as he’s got two legs and two arms he can be out there.

“We’re very proud of him.”