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Richmond Painswick Blue Light Brunch
3rd November 2021

On the 3rd of November here at Richmond Painswick we hosted a Blue light Brunch, dedicated to local emergency service workers coming together here in our village. The brunch was served free of charge and prepared by the village’s chefs.


The brunch was a way for us to give back to those who selflessly go above and beyond for our local community every day and to provide an opportunity for local members of all the emergency services and NHS key workers to come together.


The special gathering recognised the dedication and hard work demonstrated by local blue light workers, with Richmond Villages Painswick residents and staff looking to extend their appreciation for their tremendous efforts during the pandemic.


Oliver Kyte, Head of Hospitality, comments: “The last 18 months have been tremendously difficult for everyone, especially for our residents, but our local emergency services and NHS key workers have worked tirelessly throughout to protect our local community.”


Oliver continues “Our delicious brunches are renowned among our guests at the village, as well as visitors, therefore what better way to give back to our community heroes than hosting a special, dedicated brunch. We hope that all attendees enjoy the brunch and accept it as a token of our appreciation for all of the incredible work that they continue to do.”


The Blue Light Brunch was a brilliant success, we had a turnout of 10 local emergency services members and NHS key workers. 


Kate Leighton-Boyce, Registered Nurse who attended the event shared: “Thank you for this morning, I felt very valued after what has been an extremely tough and exhausting year for many. It was great to meet all the staff at Richmond Villages Painswick and I hope to come back again for another one of their delicious brunches!”


Oliver comments: “Myself and the village are over the moon that we could help give back in some way to the local emergency services and NHS key workers that have always gone above and beyond for our local community, especially over the course of the pandemic. We hope to have them back again in the near future.”


Following the success of the brunch, we will be continuing to host blue light events in the new year, in an effort to continue to give back to the ongoing dedication and efforts of the local emergency services and NHS key workers. 


In addition, we will also be hosting a weekly Baby Brunch, as requested by a members of local emergency services who attended the brunch and expressed that they were looking for a venue to host their weekly Baby Brunch sessions. We plan to open this to the public in the new year. Keep an eye on our pages for more information.