One of Coventry’s most popular restaurants has donated 200 free meals to frontline NHS workers treating Covid-19 patients at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
Turmeric Gold, in medieval Spon Street, delivered the meals to medics in the hospital’s respiratory wards as a thank you for all their efforts over the past two months.
Jay Alam, owner of Turmeric Gold, said: “Covid-19 has had an effect on every one of us in one way or another and the staff at University Hospital have been on the frontline day after day battling the virus, helping those who have fallen ill with it and desperately trying to save as many lives as possible.
“Every day they have selflessly risked their own health and safety, and that of their families, to keep us safe. Donating these meals is our way of saying thank you for everything they have done and continue to do for the people of Coventry and Warwickshire.”
Wendy Diaz, Ward Clerk, UHCW said: “Thank you so much for choosing us. We distributed the food between four wards and are very appreciative. A big thank you to Jay and his staff for his kindness and thoughtfulness for this donation.”
The award-winning restaurant re-opened its doors four days a week for a collection and delivery service earlier this month.
Due to demand Jay recently extended the opening to five days and now offers his service from Wednesday to Sunday between 5pm and 9pm, with special deals on Sundays and Thursdays.
In line with government advice the restaurant follows strict procedures including social distancing and regular hand sanitisation.