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WELL DESERVED: Pubs donate leftover snacks to NHS staff 

 Published on: 4th April 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A pub in Garston has got together with others in the area to donate leftover snacks, such as crisps and nuts, to NHS staff at Watford General Hospital.

The landlord of The Badger, Darren Seabrook said the staff were overwhelmed with their gifts.

He said: “I’m good friends with different pub owners around the area and we decided this would be a really good idea. It was all going to waste otherwise. Although it’s not a lot, it’s something we can do to help them.

“They were overwhelmed, but it’s the least we can do to thank them for all they’re doing for all of us. It’s theirs now and they haven’t got to pay for it. 

“Talking on behalf of The Badger, we’re one of the very few community pubs left, and we’ve got to shine like a bright light in these times to help people out where we can.”

Peter Dillingham, who owns pubs in Kings Langley and Bricket Wood, thought of the idea. 

He said: “The staff were so overwhelmed. We, as pubs, like to think we’re the centre of the community, and we rely on people to give to us. Now it’s our turn do something in return.

“I was having a clear up the other day as we all have time on our hands. We’re going to be out of action for months, and the snacks would have been no good to me. 

“So it’s only right to give them to people who will need them.”

Due to government restrictions, all pubs have had to close indefinitely to avoid social gatherings, and this is obviously going to come at a cost for places like The Badger.

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