Hythe Imperial Hotel – Supporting Its Community During COVID19

23rd March 2020
Julie Holmes

In response to the news that people aren’t always able to find the food they need at the moment, we will be donating our surplus supplies to local people. Our Chairman Darrell Healey and Managing Director Nick Gauntlett are inviting people to ask for our help if they need it.

Email us what’s needed and we will let you know what we can deliver to your door, without any charge.

We are also looking to support the blue light workers (NHS staff, Firefighters & Police) in our community as well as care workers, nurses and social workers who are working flat out during this pandemic and looking after our loved ones and neighbours. We are looking to put together some vegetable boxes as we understand that when you finish your shift, there isn’t much left in the supermarkets for you.

We will also have a tea and coffee table in the hotel for any police officers on patrol and ambulance operatives, to come in a grab a refreshment to help them on their way.

Mr Gauntlett said: “The Hythe Imperial Hotel has sat in this community for many years and always been supported by it – we can now repay that a little with this gesture. “The hospitality industry has been affected by the pandemic and so naturally, we have food supplies that we can share locally to help with this massive national effort to look after one another. Please do contact us and we will do what we can to help you.”

It is also our understanding that a Community Hub is being set up by the District Council and we will be looking to work closely with them and to support them in whatever way we can, but in the meantime, we have supplies that can be distributed locally.

There is no cost to the public whatsoever for what we are offering and we would ask that you let as many people as you can know, so we can reach and help as many people as possible. We just ask that you be honest and only request what you need, so that we can supply as many people as stocks allow.

Please email your list to marketing@hytheimperialhotel.com or telephone 01303 267441 and speak to Adama.

If there are any other members of the public you feel we should be helping, please let us know.

Please note that to allow us to go through the requests and package the items, the next deliveries will be on Monday the 23rd of March. If there are any urgent requests that cannot wait until then, please let us know in your request and we will try to get to you during the weekend.

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