A carer has issued an emotional appeal for carers to be treated as frontline workers after she was refused entrance into a Wishaw Aldi since her "uniform doesn't count" for early entrance. 

Marion Kilmurray was left "absolutely shocked" after she was turned away from the store when she was trying to buy bread for an elderly woman who is self-isolating. 

Kindness Street Team Glasgow saw her emotional appeal and wants her to know she is appreciated. 

One of the volunteers Jonathan Lockhart said the team has about 100 loaves of bread they are ready to donate to the hard-working carer. 

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In a heartbreaking Facebook video, she said: "I went in to get bread for an elderly woman who can't come out of the house to self-isolate and I cannot get her bread because my uniform doesn't count?

"We are frontline workers, whether you like it or whether you don't. 

"We do the jobs for these families that cannot get to their mum and dad and folk that are unwell and cannot get any care."

Aldi has promised early access for emergency workers on a Sunday when they can enter stores 30 minutes before official opening time. 

However, the policy only defines NHS, police and fire service staff as key workers. 

Driven to tears, she said: "There are carers out there doing their best, working 24 hours a day to try and help. And what thanks do we get? 

"Carers count. Take note guys, carers do count.

"I am risking my life and my families life so get a grip and somebody do something about this."

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Marion added: "Let them know we are frontline workers just as well as the NHS, the police, the fire brigade.

"We are just as important."

The Kindness Street Team have asked her to contact them so they can help her get the supplies she needs. 

An Aldi spokesman said: “Carers are very welcome at all of our stores.

"We are looking into what happened in this specific case and would like to apologise for any upset caused.”  

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