Hotelier Roy Myers serving the community

Hotelier and Rotarian Roy Myers of O’Grady’s Redcar is doing tremendous work with his team in supporting the community of Redcar during these trying times.

Roy has turned his restaurant into a Foodbank and asked the Facebook users of Redcar who they knew that were in most need within our community. Roy supported by his fantastic staff have so far provided well over 300 meals which have been delivered by Dormanstown’s Ladies of Steel. Initially this was to be once per week, however the neediest also received a meal on Saturday until the end of March. Meals will continue until the end of April when the hotel will begin getting ready to reopen in May.

Not satisfied with this, Roy is now working with Footprints in the Community’s Next Step Shop initiative and has provided in excess of 100 food parcels so far and will continue every fortnight until end of April.

It doesn’t stop there as The Link have taken up residence in a function room for 3 months free of charge. Once lockdown is lifted their walking group will be provided with packed lunches and the Men’s Meeting Group will also resume and be served with a hot meal.

Pensioners suppers are also being provided to the residents of Kirkleatham Almshouses.

But it’s not just Roy, as behind all great initiatives are the unsung heroes, in this case Team O’Gradys including Janet Coser, Helen Coser, Ron Stapley, Joanne Butler, Doreen McEwan, Ian Read, Alan Davies, Mike Everitt and Chris Norman.

Contributions of money, donations and help have also been received from Charlie Challinor (CJ Carpets), Alistair Reed, Steve Scothorne, Matt Burrows (Mr Chinleys Emporium), Julie Shackleton, Rob Butler, Simon Whinyates, Nikki Louise Donnelly, Louise Dent, Rotarians Simon Mawson, Ron Goodwin & Charles Jarvis, Dave & Nikki Smith, Darren Stapleton, Norman Watson and Brian.

Roy would like to thank all of those who have helped with donations so far but desperately needs more to keep this effort going. If you are able to help, please contact Roy via the link at the bottom of this page.

The national lockdown may have shut O’Grady’s doors, but the community spirit is still being served by this fantastic effort by Roy and his team.

Well done!

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