Local councillors helped a local church club distribute fish and chips to some of Ecclesall’s shielding residents.
Members of the Lunch Club at St Williams Church on Ecclesall Road were assisted by Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed, Cllr Barbara Masters and Cllr Roger Davison to help hand out fish and chips to local residents who are shielding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A member of the Lunch Club said: “I would like to say a big thank you for my meal. It is kind of them to do it and I want them to know how much I appreciate their generosity and thoughtfulness.”
The Lunch Club usually allows members to meet up and have lunch together, however this hasn’t been possible due to lockdown. Councillors and St William Church members – Jenny Allen and Nicky Percival worked in collaboration with Two Steps Fish & Chips to deliver the fish, chips and mushy peas to multiple addresses in the Ecclesall area, so that although the club members couldn’t meet up, they could all still have lunch at the same time.
The St Williams Church Lunch Club is very important to its members and their work has been solely missed whilst it was on pause due to to the ongoing pandemic. Many of the clubs members have been isolating since March 2020, so they were extremely grateful to receive their gift of fish and chips.
Lunch club organiser, Jenny Allen said: “They were all so pleased to have something different and almost normal, it really brightened their day.”
It has been nearly a year since some club members have been able to leave their houses for fish and chips, so the gesture was greatly appreciated . Members rang the club to tell them how much they enjoyed their fish and chips, one member even suggested it became a weekly occurrence.
Cllr Roger Davidson said: “It was a pleasure to help out. We could see how much it was appreciated.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how important it is for us to pull together as a community. Hopefully this gesture will not only remind clients of better times, but also a view of what is coming around the corner when all of this is over.”