Food-filled goody bags for frontline health workers were snapped up within hours when they were offered by a Tenby business.
The Copper Hog butchers and deli on High Street packed up around 70 bags of meats and treats as a thank you to NHS and care home staff for their work during the coronavirus crisis.
Stewart Pearce and his fiancee Caroline Kinnard, who opened the business last December, were overwhelmed by the response of recipients and suppliers to their project.
“We originally thought we would give away some free meat that which had been offered by Tenby Woodland Pork, but when we contacted other suppliers on the off-chance they may like to help, they were so supportive,” said Caroline.
“We were completely surprised at how many people were willing to give up their time and their products to help us - and also by the number of health workers who came along to collect their goody bags.”
Each bag contained two packs of meat, together with fudge, bread and baked goods, eggs, jam or chutney, with contributions coming from Tenby Woodland Pork, Kerslake Meats Ltd. of Haverfordwest, Roly’s Fudge, Tenby; Penally Paddock bakery; Little Grandma’s Kitchen, St Clears and The Egg Shed, Haverfordwest.
Local chef Hayden Johns gave up his time to help Stewart prepare the meat, while Maddock Kembery provided transport and other services.
Another giveaway is planned shortly.
“We already have Four Seasons, Harbwr Brewery, Lollies of Tenby and Trwffl of Milford Haven on board,” said Caroline.
 “We would be very pleased to hear from anyone else who would like to be involved.”