Burnley pub pair's act of kindness leads to BBC 'Everyday Hero' nomination

Two Burnley brothers who have been helping feed the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic are being recognised as 'mealtime heroes'.

The Kettledrum Inn. Photo: Google
The Kettledrum Inn. Photo: Google

Robin and Steve Reid, who own the Kettledrum pub in Cliviger, have been acknowledged through BBC North West Tonight 's Everyday Hero programme.

The kind-hearted duo, with the aid of Cliviger Parish Council, have been providing free meals on Wednesdays and Saturdays, delivered to residents aged over 70 who are isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Volunteers, including local Councillor Ivor Emo, deliver the food to the residents – providing a wholesome meal twice a week to those who are unable to get out for themselves.

Robin Reid

"It is a wonderful service to the community," said 80-year-old retired journalist Dave Hall, who lives in Cliviger. "When shopping is so awkward, with it almost impossible to get deliveries from many of the large supermarkets because of the enormous demand for on-line ordering, this is a superb service to those unable to leave their homes.

The couple took over the pub some years ago after it had been on the market for two years. Named after the horse which won the Epsom Derby for the Towneley family in 1861, the

Kettledrum was popular for its food and drinks before the enforced closure because of the virus.