Witney Community Hospital was treated to a wonderful surprise last week when Ahmed’s Tandoori turned up with 20 takeaway meals and fabulous cakes.

Ward clerk Jenny Metcalfe tells: “There were two cars with boots full of takeaway bags, each with a samosa, onion bhaji and curry with rice.  I loaded a trolley to bring it up to the ward, then was called back down and was presented with a huge cake box!  They had very kindly made a cake for each ward here and enough takeaway to share around all staff at the hospital.”

Manager-owner Humayun Ahmed established his restaurant in Witney in 2001 and has been doing plenty of good at home and away. He is supporting 17 boys, aged six to twelve, in Bangladesh to be able to go to school, and is hoping to grow the number to 40.

During the COVID-19 pandemic he’s been supporting the essential health and social care services in Oxfordshire.

“Since the lockdown started, we have made over 2,000 meals for the NHS and Oxford homelessness services. These people are working so hard, day and night. I just want to put a smile on their face,” he says.

That certainly works. Jenny from Witney Community Hospital said: “Such a thoughtful and generous donation from Ahmed’s, and what a wonderful cake! Thank you!”