Battle of Britain Memorial site manager Jules Gomez Photo: Battle of Britain Memorial

A top Kent visitor attraction forced to close because of the Covid-19 lockdown has taken the opportunity to bring a smile to the faces of local people.

When Battle of Britain Memorial site manager Jules Gomez realised that he had shop and café stock that would be past its sell-by dates before the likely end of lockdown, he contacted Jan Milliken, the voluntary coordinator for the Capel Cares organisation based in Capel-le-Ferne, home of the Memorial.

Jan took a delivery of tins of shortbread, boxes of crisps, mini-packs of biscuits and a supply of chocolate bars and ensured they all went to a deserving and grateful home.

“Some of the goodies went to elderly people in the village, some to the playgroup and some put a smile on the face of a young single parent family,” she said. “I also took some items to two local homes that care for people with learning difficulties and gave some to the Capel Cares volunteers who have worked so hard during the pandemic. They were all very pleased.”

Jules Gomez commented: “The Memorial has a very close relationship with the village, and I knew that Jan would be able to find homes for items that we would otherwise have had to throw out. I am glad she was able to put them to good use.”

By Ed

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