Punchline Business and Community Champion: Indian Garden donates meals to carers
By Rob Freeman | 22nd April 2020
An Indian restaurant has brought a touch of spice to the daily routine of busy care workers, by donating more than 100 meals.
And the gesture by Indian Garden has earned it a nomination as one of Punchline's Business and Community Champions.
Staff at the Whitminster-based restaurant cooked and delivered the meals to carers working for Flexicare UK in Gloucester and Stroud.
A message from the restaurant to Flexicare staff said: "Indian Garden would like to take this opportunity in these unprecedented times to thank you for looking after the most vulnerable people in our communities.
"To show our appreciation for all your hard work, we would like to provide you with a meal."
And Anna Macey-Michael from the county home care company says it is the latest act of kindness which is helping its workers get through the coronavirus crisis.
She said: "It was a really lovely gesture. They called and said they wanted to do something to help to say thanks for what our carers are doing.
"Everybody has been so kind, it's been heartwarming during what we are going through. It really helps staff morale.
"We've had people contact us offering all sorts of help, sending in masks and Morrisons in Nailsworth donated Easter eggs."
She says the kind actions of the public have come at a vital time with resources stretched.
"Lots of people have donated masks and that's been the hardest thing, the personal protective equipment," she said.
"We had no masks for a while and we made our own. We need 2,000 masks a week and we managed to give each of our clients a mask and the people they live with.
She continued: "We've got 1,000 aprons, which will last about half a week. If we don't get a delivery in, we will be using bin bags by Friday.
"We've had 50 staff off self-isolating for seven or 14 days so the management have gone out caring. We've put the uniform on and gone out where we can."
Punchline's Business and Community Champion Awards are sponsored by:
The Growth Hub Gloucestershire
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