Burnley pub delivers 2,000th meal during pandemic

A Burnley pub has delivered its 2,000th free meal to vulnerable residents across the town.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham (front left) with Kettledrum Inn owners, brothers Steve and Robin Reid (front right) and some of the volunteers. Photo: Lewis Welch
Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham (front left) with Kettledrum Inn owners, brothers Steve and Robin Reid (front right) and some of the volunteers. Photo: Lewis Welch

Since the start of lockdown, Kettledrum owners Steve and Robin Reid, along with Cliviger Parish Council and an army of volunteers, have been providing free meals on Wednesdays and Saturdays to residents over the age of 70 who are self isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham had the honour of delivering the 2,000th meal over the weekend, calling the pair "true community champions".

"Last weekend I had the pleasure of delivering the 2,000th meal from The Kettledrum Inn," he said. "It’s an amazing effort and I’m so pleased to have helped them reach this milestone.

"They, along with many others across our Borough, have shown real community spirit during this crisis and I’m so proud of what they have achieved. They are true community champions”.

Steve and Robin, along with Cliviger Parish Council and an army of volunteers, have been providing free meals on Wednesdays and Saturdays to residents over the age of 70 who are self isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.