The UKBCCI provided meals to NHS frontline staff at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital in London yesterday – 19th May 2020.
UKBCCI President Mr Bajloor Rashid MBE , along with Directors Mr Oli Khan, Mr Saiful Alam and Mr Siddiqur Rahman Joynal volunteered their time in delivering a selection of two hundred meals as a mark of gratitude.
The food was kindly donated by the sponsors of this initiative all based in Hertfordshire: Raj Garden in Bushey, Surma in Stevenage and the Prince of Bengal in Watford. The owners of these restaurants are all directors of the UKBCCI.
Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation yesterday, here is clarification (from the BBC) of the next phase of the UK Lockdown…
UKBCCI Directors along with other leaders from British-Bangladeshi Chambers and Associations have made an urgent request to the Government of Bangladesh regarding imports to the UK in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
They made the request through Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK, Saida Muna Tasneem recently. In view of this, The High Commission held a videoconference with the British-Bangladesh chambers and business associations.
See the full report, from the United News of Bangladesh here:
We wanted to take the opportunity to send a message of prayer and hope to citizens in the UK primarily, but our thoughts and best wishes extend around the world as we all tackle the pandemic.
Firstly, today is the third day that our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is spending in hospital battling coronavirus.
We have every confidence that he will win through because of his resilient character and the treatment he is receiving from the excellent medical staff at St Thomas’ in London.
Irrespective of political party loyalties, We are sure many of you wish him a speedy recovery, so that he can continue on his quest to lead the UK through this most testing time. We need him to finish the job he has so ably started.
It just goes to prove that Covid-19, can strike anybody, nobody is safe from being a potential victim.
It is imperative we adhere to the rules and guidelines laid down by HM Government and the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE).
The UKBCCI felt very proud that her majesty, the Queen, took the opportunity to send her thanks to those essential workers and the nation at large. Her goodwill extended to all countries combatting this terrible virus. Her words will give strength to the citizens of United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and we are sure it was of great comfort to hear her say that we will come through this.
As the UKBCCI has said before the government have put measures in to place to help businesses, and this is starting to gain traction.
We must all stay positive and take great care of ourselves and our families. Thanks must also go out to those volunteers who are helping their communities in various ways , our prayers and gratitude extend to you all.