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True North Restaurant dishes up free Gift Vouchers, as a thank you to Halifax’s Key Workers

Popular Halifax restaurant True North has donated £400 worth of Gift Vouchers to 20 Key Workers as a ‘thank you’ for their hard work and dedication during the pandemic.

True North Restaurant at Dean Clough wanted to help the people of Halifax say ‘thank you’ to the unsung heroes serving on the frontline of the Coronavirus Crisis. Followers of their Facebook page were invited to nominate Key Workers to win a voucher to use at the restaurant. 

The competition was originally launched with a prize of a £50 gift voucher for one lucky winner but as Restaurant Executive Director Sarah Horsley explains,

“2020 isn’t the year we’ve been hoping for and although the situation has hit us hard, we felt it was important to recognise those right at the forefront. On reading the nominations in our competition, we realised it would be impossible to select just one winner. 

Keyworkers across Halifax are going above and beyond the call of duty every day and we really wanted to do something to support them. With 20 people nominated, we felt we could add to the huge community effort occurring in Halifax by acknowledging all 20 of them. 

It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to just some of those working tirelessly to help keep our community going and keep people safe. We hope it gives them a little morale boost to know that we and their loved ones are thinking of them.”

Recipients of the winning Gift Vouchers include Shannon Marie, who has worked on the COVID-19 Ward at Calderdale Royal throughout the pandemic. Shannon was nominated by her Uncle, who wrote, “Times have been hard, but Shannon has still been there for her patients with a beaming smile and helping in any way she can to get them through a tough time. Well done Shannon and everyone else at Calderdale Royal.”

Ollie Gerrard who has 3D printed and donated 2,588 visors/face shields to Frontline Workers who required protection, running his printers 24/7, was also nominated. Ollie did this whilst working a full-time job and doing his degree.

True North temporarily closed its doors to customers in March but is set to re-open on Saturday 4th July. The team at the restaurant is delighted to have earned the UK-wide Industry Standard Mark from Visit England. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ certification means True North has been recognised for following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

True North will be launching their brand-new seasonal Summer Menus, re-opening in the first instance at weekends, on a reservation only basis to help them manage the restaurant’s capacity.


 Friday & Saturday Evening Dining: 5pm – 10pm

Saturday Brunch: 10am – 3pm

Sunday Lunch: 12pm – 5pm

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