Bala Rao of Vinodhon Tandoori in Hythe with Elizabeth Gibson, Marshals’ Director
I had just read an email of thanks to everyone from a lady for the “awesome experience” and kindness at Debenhams this morning when she had her vaccination when my WhatsApp pinged. A message from Jill Stewart, one of our volunteers, arrived, tells of a surprise lunch for everyone at the Debenhams centre.
I didn’t get an invitation! But I am told it was delicious. Bala Rao very generously cooked forty lunches, chicken and vegetarian, for all the staff and volunteers. It is not the first time Mr Rao has made these very thoughtful gestures to Health Service workers in the District.
Life has been difficult for restaurateurs along with so many others over the last year yet it has not stopped acts of kindness like this. It is just part of the great spirit that is to be found in the vaccination centres. We are delighted to be part of it.