Transport for London keyworkers operating out of Watford Met station were given a surprise thank you gift of 100 specially prepared lunches last week.

The brainchild of Georgia's Deli, a start-up making healthy meals for children, gave the gift to recognise the selfless determine of transport keyworkers to keep our trains running during lockdown and beyond.

Brother and sister James Harari and Francesca Harris who led the campaign, said: “We were awestruck by the way TfL staff kept working, at huge risk to themselves and their families, during the Covid-19 outbreak and right up to now

“Our facility at Georgia’s Deli is a strictly allergen free, certified halal and kosher zone, so we thought let’s fundraise to recognise TfL keyworkers in a practical way and what better way than a lunch that all of them can eat.”

Francesca contacted Chris Luff at Watford Chamber of Commerce, who recruited Tim Shaw at Modus Analytics to help, and together they raised more than enough to source, create and deliver the meals.

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Derrick Grant with Georgia's Deli's James Harari and chef Joe Marsalek

Derrick Grant, TfL train manager was delighted to receive the meals, all wrapped up in enticing and beribboned boxes.

He said: “I really want to thank the team at Georgia’s Deli for masterminding the campaign. TfL staff are often overlooked, so this wonderful gift has made me and all my colleagues feel wanted and appreciated.

“Feeling wanted and appreciated, plus having a full stomach, really will help us keep people moving in what still is a difficult and uncertain time".

Watford’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Karen Collett, who helped deliver the meals, said: “The generosity of Georgia’s Deli and the inspired help by local Chamber of Commerce members is a fantastic, and very Watford way for all of us to thank TfL keyworkers for helping to keep our town moving even in the most difficult of times. I hope everyone enjoys their lunch.”

The team at Georgia’s Deli would like to do this again. To get involved, contact them on 0203 397 9931 or email or Chris Luff at the Watford Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Conscience on 01923 442442.