Norfolk is a beautiful county, and many of you have chosen this as your home for its expansive wide, open spaces, stunning coastline and fresh local produce, made available across the array of amazing pubs, restaurants, cafes and bistros, that help make up our thriving local communities.
As with the rest of the world, Covid-19 made Norfolk a very different place. The many vulnerable people, particularly the elderly, that call Norfolk home, suddenly found themselves, isolated and alone, with no means of support.
As a business, we care deeply about community, we help people build homes in villages and towns, where community is at the heart, so when the crisis hit, we acted quickly. We pooled our collective contacts and resources together to develop a service to deliver healthy, nutritious meals, free of charge to those in need, but this became so much more, than just meals. Daily interaction is important to mental health; a friendly face and a smile, when you are alone can mean the world. On VE Day we joined in a common sense of camaraderie, we have shared stories, celebrated milestone birthdays, laughed and cried together. Collaborating closely with The Chequers Inn, at Binham and The Gallow in Fakenham, our team have provided almost 3000 meals over 12 weeks, a small gesture but one which is deeply humbling to us all and the reason why we have created our cause.