A TAKEAWAY has temporarily closed so it can focus on helping the community.

The Ruby takeaway in Braintree closed its doors to the public on Sunday so it could free up chefs and allow them to provide free meals to those in need.

Bosses from the takeaway helped deliver 76 meals to NHS staff at Broomfield Hospital on Monday.

They also plan to hand out meals at the Prince Edward Duke Of Kent Court care home.

Plans are now in place to open the takeaway on Saturday and Sunday evening between 5pm and 9pm to NHS staff, and for those who are vulnerable or considered high-risk.

Owner Mohim Uddin said: “We want people to spread the word and know we are open for those who need it.

“I decided to close for a bit so we could start focusing on giving back to the community. We have been giving out meals and ingredients to do our bit. This is a time to be looking out for each other as is not about money.

“We are not open for business at the moment but we are open to our community.”

Mr Uddin hopes the takeaway can reopen again in the near future but says it will continue to support the vulnerable and NHS staff however it can.


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