Bromsgrove care worker among lockdown heroes treated to thank-you lunch - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bromsgrove care worker among lockdown heroes treated to thank-you lunch

Bromsgrove Editorial 26th Oct, 2021   0

A GROUP of lockdown heroes, including a Bromsgrove care home assistant, were treated to a slap-up meal at an award-winning Birmingham restaurant as a big thank you for their hard work during the pandemic.

The winners were nominated for going above and beyond to make life easier for others during the lockdowns.

They were treated to a Bottomless Brunch at Thai restaurant Zen Metro in Cornwall Street, Birmingham city centre, after being selected from dozens of nominees put forward in a competition lanuched by managing director Jaimon George.

Jaimon launched the competition when the restaurant reopened after lockdown as a way of saying thank you to those who had worked so hard during the pandemic.

“It was an honour to welcome these guests who have all worked incredibly hard during the pandemic to help others.

“It was so difficult to select the ten winners from all the nominations, everyone who was nominated had made so many sacrifices and put so much effort into helping other people.

“It was such a horrendous time for so many, but there were a whole army of people working hard to make life that little bit easier for others.

“I just wanted to do something to say thank you to a few of them.”

Sonia Southi, a healthcare assistant at The Meadows Nursing home in Bromsgrove, was nominated by daughter Terena.

Terena said her mum never took any time off work during the pandemic and was often working 12-hour night shifts and 60-hour weeks and still looking after her family in between.

“We are all so proud of her,” said Terena.

Sonia said she liked to sit and talk with the residents she cared for and thought of them as family.

“It feels amazing to have won this, I was just doing my job,” she said.


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