Pub's community heroes praised

An MP has praised a pub in the Black Country for going "above and beyond" during the pandemic and helping those most in need.

MP Jane Stevenson at the pub.
MP Jane Stevenson at the pub.

The Ashmore Inn pub, on Griffiths Drive in Wednesfield, was handed a Covid Community Hero certificate by Jane Stevenson MP.

It came after they ran a food bank and collected items – and Christmas gifts – for disadvantaged children on the Ashmore Park estate.

Ms Stevenson, MP for Wolverhampton North East, said: “I was delighted to visit the Ashmore Inn and personally present a Covid Community Hero certificate to landlord Kevin Ward and the team. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Ashmore Inn has gone above and beyond in its support for the Ashmore Park community.

"Their food bank received hundreds of donations from residents on the estate, and they also collected unwanted children’s toys and books which were then given to children and families on the estate who were struggling as a result of the pandemic.

"I was amazed when I visited the pub during lockdown to see the huge amount of support they received. The selflessness of so many people across Wolverhampton during the crisis has been overwhelming. I want to thank Kevin and the staff at the Ashmore Inn, as well as everyone who supported them, for what they have done."

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