Birmingham officers help deliver food to local care homes
Officers from Sutton Coldfield neighbourhood team assisted business owner Kabir Uddin from Bashundora restaurant to hand deliver food to staff at two local care homes.
Mr Uddin had previously approached West Midlands Police to gift officers with boxes of food. Although very grateful for this lovely gesture, the team decided they wanted to forward this generosity to staff at local care homes, who are working tirelessly at the moment to care for family members and loved ones.
On Tuesday evening (28 April) the team joined Mr Uddin and Councillor Ewan Mackey to deliver the boxes of food to Marion House Chester Road in Erdington and The Laurels in Sutton Coldfield.
Georgina Johnstone partnerships officer for Birmingham East said, "This offer was incredibly generous of Kabir.
"Last week he donated over 100 boxes of food to Good Hope Hospital for the hard-working heroes working through this pandemic, so to repeat this generosity to us, and in turn to the care homes is really amazing.
"It was lovely to be able to do something nice for the staff to keep them going and to show them we appreciate how hard they are working.”
Mr Uddin, of Small Heath Birmingham said: “I wanted to play my part in helping during this crisis. What the doctors, nurses and carers working in care homes are doing at the moment is truly heroic, but with the long and arduous shifts they are working I know that shopping for food or preparing meals is difficult.
"I hope this small gesture will not only help keep their strength up but also show them just how much we all respect and admire the job they are doing to save lives."