Today we are celebrating the heroism of three Glasgow men who are risking their lives to take part in the Coronavirus response.

Drew Daly, 28, is a porter at Glasgow Royal Infirmary who ran his own 'Operation Goonie', bringing in clothes, sweets and other coveted items to hospital patients unable to see visitors.

Nominated by Mum, Yvonne, 56, Drew's operation quickly grew from one ward to twelve.

Drew, from Mount Vernon, noticed early in the pandemic patients were left in starched hospital gowns rather than their own clothes, because family members were unable to visit and drop off personal belongings.

Yvonne said: "Drew started in Ward 30, which is a ward for elderly females. He couldn’t stop himself asking what people needed, and it built up to twelve wards over the Easter weekend.

"Drew donated to the non-covid wards where patients were either recovering from operations or in for other reasons or treatments.

"Most were alert and missing the essentials and treats normally provided by their visitors.

"The hospital are now allowing relatives to leave bags at the front desk for patients, but there will still be some with no support or relatives unable to travel there.

"That’s why we will continue to support the elderly ward long term handing in little treats when we can.

Drew, who has Aspergers, has worked in the Infirmary for 6 years.

Yvonne added: "What Drew has done is special, because he is dealing with lockdown through his Aspergers, too.

"Even in is day off we were going up.

"He is my hero because of his compassion and consideration for others. He is a young man, he didn't have to think of others on top of his job.

"I think it says a lot of him". Drew is some man indeed!

Our second Hero is Archie Houston, 55 from Braidfauld, who was nominated by his daughter Alana.

Archie ensures First Buses are clean on his nightshift, before caring for Alana's gran, who has Alzheimers, during the day. He also helps her care for her two sons, who are 7 and 1.

Alana said:"My dad has been working the whole way through the pandemic. A lot of the others were furloughed and he volunteered to stay.

"He works constant nightshift, is home, has a few hours sleep and is there to check on my gran.

"My dad is my hero. Not many others would be able to do what he does, cope with a few hours sleep.

"I want him to feel like he's important. He's old fashioned, old minded, not one for making a fuss.

"I still stay at home with my two boys. It's a bit crowded in the one wee house but he copes with a lot.

"My parents are my backbone. He is a gem."

Our last hero is David Erskine, nominated by his Fiancée, Laura.

David, 33, has been using his time while furloughed as a car transporter driver to drive people with suspected Covid-19 symptoms to test centres.

Volunteering with Lifesavers Scotland, David, from Croftfoot, is Laura's hero.

She said: "David has been volunteering four times a week, twelve hour shifts.

"He is risking his own life every day and gets called out in the night at times too.

"David is putting other people's lives before his own and is doing it in his own time, for no money. He is doing it off his own back because he wants to help. That's what he keeps saying, if he could do anything to help he will. He's putting other people before himself."