A Wycombe councillor is doing his bit to try and spread a bit of joy across the town, as coronavirus continues to take over the UK.

Labour councillor Khalil Ahmed, who represents the Disraeli Ward, surprised residents at the Hughenden Gardens Extra Care retirement home with chocolates on Bank Holiday Monday (May 25).

Councillor Ahmed attended the venue with members from the Disraeli Coronavirus Community Support Group, which included Reverend Ant Lee, former Mayor of High Wycombe Trevor Snaith, and local resident Melanie Smith.

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Mr Ahmed said: “We thought it would be appropriate to let them [the residents] know that there is support available during these unprecedented times should they need it.

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The chocolate being donated

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The chocolates that were donated

“The Disraeli Cornavirus Support Group was set up initially just before the lockdown came into effect.

“We recognised that people all over the area needed support and we soon developed this into a foodbank based out of the Pastures Church, which is run by lots of caring volunteers including Chris Bull, Yvette Anson and Jo Belshaw among many others.

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“While the food bank is serving lots of families, we have extended support to Disraeli School families that might be undergoing hardship.

“To add this growing reach, we thought that residents of the retirement village needed to be contacted also.”

Residents and staff alike were grateful for the gesture.

The chocolates were courtesy of Lidl in High Wycombe.