A development and construction company spread the love by delivering 252 free pizzas to those who deserved it most in Radlett and Shenley.
Just hours before Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closures of cafès, pubs and restaurants on Friday, March 20, staff from Griggs Homes in Radlett delivered the pizzas to village doctor’s surgery Red House GP and Wilton House care home in Shenley, before sharing the rest with their own staff.
Working in partnership with Alex Black, owner of the Café In The Orchard, Shenley, Griggs delivered the food to all of the staff, workers and sub-contractors at the GP and care home, along with their own staff – whether they were in the office, self-isolating or working from home – in order to spread positivity, support the community and local businesses in this difficult time.
Care home staff are pictured in the photo above, giving their thanks to Griggs and Café in the Orchards.
Employees at Café in the Orchards fired up their ovens from 9am to help deliver the project on time.
The project first started as a virtual lunch idea for staff, to send them a ‘thank you’ message and remind that we are all in this together, and then it immediately grew into something bigger.
Griggs decided to make a bigger impact and provide free lunch to those who are working locally, on the front line in these tough times.
They provided 70 pizzas to the care home, 21 to GP and the rest to their staff both locally and further out.
Chris Griggs, the company’s director, said: “Yes, the virus is spreading, but we can spread the love just as quick. It was a token gesture promoting togetherness and spreading positivity in the community through this tough time.”
Reeny Reekhaye, Alina Muhamed and Nora Greksa, registered managers of the Shenley care home, have all expressed their thanks, saying that this was a really touching gesture. They have even printed out the ‘thank you’ letters for Griggs.
Alina said: “I would like to express my huge thanks to Griggs Homes for supporting the community and staff at this difficult moment of time.”
Reeny added: “To bring up the spirit among the staff, it is a good idea for the companies to give the community support and help. I wish all the providers can do the same what you have done here at Wilton House.”
NHS workers have also expressed their thanks.
Jo Smith, FOH of Red House Surgery, said: “It is lovely that everyone has pulled together. Thank you very much. The NHS really, really appreciates it, and I think it is lovely that you support us, because it is hard for everyone.”