Key workers in Cheddar receive free takeaway meals thanks to the Rotary Club of Mendip

  Posted: 30.06.20 at 13:31 by Tim Lethaby

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Rotarian Anwar Hussain, a member of the Rotary Club of Mendip based in Cheddar, has prepared and cooked 70 takeaway meals for NHS employees, care home staff and other essential workers.

This is the fourth occasion Anwar has prepared and served the free meals. The Rotary Club of Mendip, as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, has sponsored the event on two occasions.

Club president elect Ceri Davies said: “We are extremely proud of what Anwar Hussain has done to support the dedicated key workers who either live or work in our community.

"We thank Anwar’s family for their help and for giving up their kitchen for a day, and Sedgemoor District Council for providing a distribution venue.

"Whenever and wherever in the world there is a human crisis, you will find Rotary quietly at work.”

A number of recipients were generous in their thanks to the Rotary Club.

Mendip Rotarians hand out meals prepared by Anwar Hussain, one of their members

Stuart said: “Well done Anwar - yet again you are a star.”

Bek said: “Well done to you all, Anwar, and Rotary workers.”

Matt said: “Thank you an excellent meal, very much appreciated.”

This year Mendip Rotary Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Anyone living in the Cheddar Valley wishing to find out more about what local Rotary does, can visit the club’s Facebook page.

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