A restaurant in Marlow have done their bit to help the elderly and vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread.

Following the closure of all pubs, restaurants, eateries and clubs across the country last Friday, The Britannia in Marlow announced that they were going to give away food to those who need it the most.

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The Little Marlow Road restaurant confirmed the news on their Facebook page.

They said: “As we are sure you are aware; The Britannia will be temporary closed in the coming weeks.

“With everything that is going on in the shops, we are aware that there are elderly and vulnerable people in our community who are in need of fresh food.

“It just so happens that we have plenty of food and we would love to share it with you.

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“We will have some cooked chicken, sliced roast beef, prepared veg pots, etc.

“So, if you know someone elderly or vulnerable who is in need, get them to come down to the Brit and pick up some fresh food on us.”

The restaurant revealed their plan on Saturday afternoon (March 21) and they donated all the food the following day (Sunday, March 22).

The food was given out between 11am to 1pm in their car park but due to the Government’s call on social distancing, they only allowed a certain number of people on their premises at a certain time.

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The news was met with praise by those who live in Marlow with Robert Moody saying, “Fantastic.

“What a wonderful thing for you to do.

“I hope that you can reopen some and the closure doesn't cause you and your staff too much hardship.”

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Jenni Colvin said: “Massive thank you for your help.

“My grandad is absolutely over the moon for his food that you gave him. Thank you, a thousand times.”

Andrew Tudball then added: “Great to see community spirit in these times.”

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Following the gesture and the well-received comments, the Brittania then said: “Would like to say a massive thank you to everyone supporting and all the lovely comments.

“Lovely to see our local community coming down and some supporting collecting on behalf of the elderly and vulnerable.

“We have now run out!

“Thanks again and can’t wait to be back.

“And again Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

"We look forward to the double celebration next year.

Stay safe and look after yourselves.”

Visit the Britannia’s Facebook page for more information.