Asda driver saves hen party from dehydration

Written by Abbey Donoghue

A delivery driver helped to save a hen party from dehydration.

Rob Stirk, an Asda delivery driver spotted a group of women lying on the grass as he started his shift in Skelmersdale.

After two hours when he returned, the women were still in the same spot. It was the hottest day of the year, so Rob was concerned for their welfare, he knew he had to help them.

59-year-old Rob stopped his van and gave the women bottles of ice cold water from the back of his van.

The group of women had been on a night out in Liverpool and their bus got a puncture on the way home. They were left “sprawled” on the side of the road on the grass.

Rob was just starting his shift at Asda in Skelmersdale and noticed them as he drove past on his way to work.

Rob said: “I drove past them earlier on my shift and two hours later they were still there, sprawled on the grass verge.

“It was one of the hottest days of the year so I got some ice cold bottles of water out of the van and handed them out. They were so grateful. I just thought it was the right thing to do. It was just so hot.”

The group told Rob they were on their way back from a hen night in Liverpool when their coach got a punctured tyre.

One of the women from the hen party, Helen, thanked Rob on Twitter.

She said: “This guy saved us from dehydration. We’d been stranded for two hours. He stopped at the side of the road and gave us cold water for free. Outstanding service.”

Lisa Dean, the store’s home shopping manager, said: “It was such a kind thing for Rob to do. He obviously saw that they were in trouble in this heat and went to help. He’s a very helpful driver.”