“Whilst our business was asked to close its doors on 22nd March, we have been fighting to survive, alongside many other small businesses. We very quickly decided to move in a very small team to isolate onsite. This has enabled us to house a small number of key workers and run a takeaway service, which we have now been doing for 10 weeks.”, said Charlotte.
The takeaway service was a first for Healing Manor but has proven to be extremely popular with residents across North East Lincolnshire. The #NominateYourNeighbour campaign quickly followed, which delivers free, hot meals cooked by the in-house team safely to vulnerable people in the community. This is in addition to the weekly food packs that have been provided to Healing Manor’s own staff and freshly-baked loaves of bread for key workers.
To help Healing Manor produce hundreds of meals and essentials for those that need it the most in our local community, and thanks to individual donations and contributions from large companies, they have raised over £23,000 in a Go Fund Me campaign.
“We have been cooking meals daily over the past four weeks for patients at St Andrews Hospice. We are providing over 200 essential food packages, as well as 200 meals for We Are One Foundation on a weekly basis and we have supported the Health Tree Foundation with the purchase of hundreds of toiletries and essentials for patients at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.”
As a thank you to all of the companies and small local businesses who have helped Healing Manor in their mission, Charlotte launched a heart-warming video that showcases the area’s sense of community.
“We have dedicated this video to my father who sadly passed away on 6th May after a very private battle with cancer. We have also dedicated this to everyone else who has lost a loved one, key workers and communities. COVID-19 has affected us all in so many different ways and we think that it is important that this change in social behaviour is not forgotten.”