Queen’s Head pub in Eye offering free help for vulnerable elderly people affected by the snow

The team have been running a range of errands from clearing driveways to delivering groceries and pi

The team have been running a range of errands from clearing driveways to delivering groceries and picking up prescriptions. Picture: LEIGH GARDINER AND PAM NUGENT - Credit: Archant

A popular Suffolk pub is offering to help isolated elderly people affected by the severe weather by running errands, shovelling snow and delivering discounted food.

Leigh Gardiner and his team from The Queen's Head pub in Eye have been out helping the elderly since

Leigh Gardiner and his team from The Queen's Head pub in Eye have been out helping the elderly since 9am. Picture: LEIGH GARDINER AND PAM NUGENT - Credit: Archant

The Queen’s Head in Eye is encouraging locals to call up if they know of any vulnerable older people in need of assistance.

Leigh Gardiner, the pub’s landlord, has been out with his team since 9am – and has already been to help elderly people at over 30 houses in and around Eye, running a range of errands from delivering groceries to picking up prescriptions.

The pub will also be delivering a discounted hot meal of stew and mash at lunchtime to all those who could use a hand.

Mr Gardiner said he was proud to help the elderly in memory of his grandfather, who sadly passed away recently.


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“There’s a lot of people who are on their own, who don’t have family,” he said.

“We want to keep spirits up [by lending a helping hand], like the old days. My grandad recently passed away so helping older people like this has given me a boost.”

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Also part of the team is Pam Nugent from start-up delivery service Healthy at Home.

People in Eye and the surrounding villages who think they might know somebody in need can call the pub on 01379 870153.

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