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GENEROUS DONATION: The Corner Plaice in Croxley Green donates more than 100 meals to New Hope

 Published on: 30th April 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Corner Plaice in Croxley Green has gone above and beyond to help during the coronavirus pandemic by donating more than 100 meals to New Hope charity in Watford.

On Wednesday, April 22, the fish and chip shop donated 130 meals to the homeless charity who have supported 70 people who were rough sleeping and are now in temporary accommodation. 

Harry Kyriakou, the owner of The Corner Plaice, said: “We just tried to do something to help out. We approached New Hope as I speak to a number of staff there who come into the shop and we know the work they do to help.

“I think everyone just needs to try and chip in and do what they can to help. It was a nice thing to be able to do.”

The restaurant is currently closed due to the lockdown restrictions currently in place, but they are still doing takeaway delivery services. 

Harry continued: “Money was flying out of the door at the start but thankfully we received the government grant of £10,000 which came through very quickly, which has allowed us to level things out.

“We’re working on tighter margins and we’re just looking forward now to when this is all over and hopefully everything can get back to normal.”

Josi Zane, who works at New Hope added: “The Corner Plaice’s donation was a massive help and a real morale boost and treat for our service users. We are very depended on the generosity of kind individuals, local groups, schools and businesses.

“We would love other businesses to do something similar if they can, to support us, particularly during this challenging period.”

Businesses that would also like to support New Hope can contact Josi via email at jzane@newhope.org.uk

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