An award-winning curry house has donated meals to staff working at two care homes in Northampton to say thank you for their efforts in tackling COVID-19.

Staff from Saffron, in Castilian Street, delivered portions of chicken tikka masala and pilau rice to staff at Cliftonville Care Home and Spencer House Care Home on New Year’s Day. The restaurant also donated 150 face masks to each care home to help keep staff and residents safe.

The donation follows the restaurant’s decision to extend its 50 per cent discount offer to all frontline NHS and emergency services workers throughout January, with Northamptonshire placed under Tier 4 restrictions.

Owner Naz Islam, who was honoured for his own efforts during the pandemic at the British Curry Awards, said: “Those fighting on the frontline of coronavirus deserve our unwavering support and we want to do all we can to say thank you for their efforts. 

“It’s tough out there, they are doing an incredible job and while this is only a small gesture hopefully it can put a smile on their faces at such a difficult time.”

Saffron previously donated more than 1,000 meals to doctors and nurses at Northampton General Hospital during the first wave of the pandemic and fed hundreds of teachers at schools across the county during the November lockdown.

The half price promotion for all frontline NHS and emergency services workers is available seven days a week on all collections, with orders placed over the phone. Valid ID must be shown on collection.

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