Brace of Butchers holds feast to celebrate community helpers

Brace of Butchers holds feast to celebrate community helpers

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:32am 19th June 2020.

A butcher's in Poundbury's holding a feast for those who've helped out during the pandemic.

Community helpers, church groups and local foodbank volunteers are among those on the guest list this morning. (19 June) 

Guests will enjoy local produce served by some of the Dorset's great chefs, at the Brace of Butchers.

Social distancing will be in place, and each group will be limited in size and given a specific time to enjoy their meal, to make sure government guidelines are followed. 

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Councillor Les Fry, on behalf of the Dorchester Community Support group, said:

"This is a very nice opportunity to thank our volunteers who have been supporting our community and this is a nice gesture from the team at Brace of Butchers.

"Our group has been operating for three months now and has completed over 800 separate tasks.

It will be nice to meet these volunteers in person and thank them for their support."

The community groups that have been invited include:

  • Dorchester Community Support Group
  • Poundbury Community Coronavirus Help Group
  • The Storehouse Church (Dorchester)
  • Dorchester Community Kitchen
  • Dorchester Community Church
  • Dorchester Foodbank
  • Damers School 
  • Prince of Wales School

Tom Amery, Managing Director of the Brace of Butchers, said: 

"We wanted to say thank you to all the incredible individuals that have selflessly helped so many in and around Dorchester so the team suggested we plan a special thank you lunch.

" I thought it was a great idea - I have heard so many wonderful stories via the customers, and the teams have been incredible."