CITY centre restaurant The Ivy Buchanan Street is opening up its kitchen to support the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The Ivy, in collaboration with The Caring Foundation, will prepare 1500 meals a week for hardworking crews.

The Caring Foundation is a privately run family foundation created in January 2020 by Richard and Patricia Caring. Richard Caring owns and operates multiple businesses in the hospitality sector, including The Ivy Collection. The foundation has brought together teams from across his hospitality network to deliver a selection of meal options to NHS workers and vulnerable communities.

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Wendy Quinn, West Region Deputy Director of the Scottish Ambulance Service, said: "In these challenging times, it is important to pull together, and generous donations like these can go far in helping with staff morale while the teams are working so hard.

“I'm delighted that The Ivy and partners are playing their part in this great national effort in delivering meals for the NHS. It shows what we can do to help each other if we all work together."

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Richard Caring said: “This is a time for reflection, patience, understanding, co-operation, trust, belief and most important of all; action.

“We have a hub of collective kitchens across the whole of the UK and we are blessed to have the most amazing staff and suppliers who truly want to help, even though there is risk involved.”