Omicron caused a group to cancel their Christmas party. However, they were able to pay for food and donate it to local charities.
Manchester’s locals have paid tribute to these untold heroes. The restaurant’s marketing manager also praised them, and sent them lots of love on Twitter.
The cancellations are occurring as the industry in hospitality is under severe pressure from fears over the Covid variant. This also comes after Boris Johnson, the prime minister, announced that the country will adopt ‘Plan B’-level restrictions this week at a press conference.
Fiona King, who works for the Three Little Words bar and restaurant in Manchester city centre, said: ‘Cancellations are absolutely s***e, but MASSIVE love to the party that cancelled, then still paid for their pre-ordered food, which they collected and donated to a homeless kitchen.’
“Don’t cancel. If you need to cancel, this is how.
Social media users heaped praise on the story, calling it a ‘true Christmas tale’ and “the cancel culture that we need.”
Fiona King, who works for the Three Little Words bar and restaurant in Manchester city centre (pictured), said: ‘Cancellations are absolutely s***e, but MASSIVE love to the party that cancelled, then still paid for their pre-ordered food, which they collected and donated to a homeless kitchen’
This comes at a time when the hotel industry is suffering from a flood of cancellations due to fears about the new Covid variant. It also follows the announcement by Boris Johnson, prime minister, that the country will be adopting a ‘Plan B level restriction this week. (Pictured, Three Little Words Manchester).
Marketing manager Ms King sent’massive Love’ to the unsung Heroes who paid for their Christmas party cancellation
One commented: “What a great gesture to ensure the business did not lose out. That the hungry were fed, and that safety was considered.
“A Christmas Story that is True, Well Done”
Another said: “Wow! Wow!” and went on to add, “This is the news that I need to get up every day to feel warm and fuzzy as I go to work.
One joked, “This cancel culture is what we want” while the others suggested that they were hoping the move would start a trend.
This is the time of year when Christmas parties, events and functions are cancelled at venues all across the country.
It seems that Brits aren’t losing their Christmas spirit. Many people donated the food or money they spent to local charities.
In London City, six of these offers were made in the last two days by Food For All.
Peter O’Grady, the 59-year old director of the kitchen, said to Mail Online, “We’re receiving lots of offers for food from people who have cancelled their Christmas events. This is great news and we’re always grateful.”
“We serve around 2,500 meals each day, so we try to eat as many as possible.
“Most restaurants are now left with stock leftover from cancellations.
After the public announcement of PM’s Plan A, many of the workers will have to return home for lunch.
Mail Online was informed by a Hogan Lovells worker that they were also offering to provide help to Food For All with their meal preparations.
Food For All City of London also got several food offers from people who had cancelled their Christmas party. (Pictured, Food For All volunteers, director Peter O’Grady second from left).
“They do amazing work, and it is important to support local charities.”
It comes after Boris Johnson said office Christmas parties should still go ahead – despite bringing back tougher restrictions from Monday.
The Prime Minister refuted Wednesday’s suggestion that office workers should be stripped of their Christmas decorations due to creeping infections.
A reporter for The Telegraph asked Prime Minister David Cameron if he wanted to tell companies to stop hosting Christmas parties.
The PM replied: ‘No in my view they should not be (cancelled)… We think that it’s ok currently on what we can see to keep going with Christmas parties… but obviously everybody should exercise due caution.
‘Have ventilation, wash your hands, get a test before you go – a sensible thing to do – to give everybody else at the party the confidence to know they’re going to be meeting someone who is not contagious.
“Those are the simple things that everyone can do.”