Heroes celebrated as lockdown efforts are rewarded…

Hertfordshire’s “unsung lockdown heroes” were celebrated this month thanks to a Therfield pub’s efforts to spread a little happiness.

Run in conjunction with Abode Town & Country estate agents in Royston, The Fox and Duck hosted the Lockdown Heroes Night on Thursday, 12th May, where more than 60 people descended for the event.

The finalists, who had all been nominated by others for going above and beyond during the pandemic, were treated to a free meal for two and a glass of prosecco upon arrival, with the group made up from a wide range of roles, from teachers to caring neighbours, nurses to shop workers.

The idea behind the evening was to give people the chance to give something back to those who should be recognised for helping others during the coronavirus pandemic.

L-R Jim Bullard, Founder of Abode Town and Country & Ivan Titmuss, Landlord at The Fox and Duck – photo credit Ivan Titmuss
L-R Ivan Titmuss, Landlord at The Fox and Duck & Spencer Bullard, Managing Partner at Abode Town and Country – photo credit Ivan Titmuss








Ivan Titmuss, Landlord of The Fox and Duck, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Abode Town & Country who we would also like to thank for generously sharing the cost of our Unsung Lockdown Heroes evening.

“It was the perfect opportunity for people to give something back to those who have helped make a difference in any way whilst our ‘normal’ way of life has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.”

Spencer Bullard, Managing Partner at Abode Town & Country estate agents, added: “All of us at Abode are passionate about giving something back to those who have gone out of their way to make a difference to the lives of someone who has found themselves in unchartered waters recently.”

The evening also featured a prize raffle with gifts donated by a variety of local businesses.

A full house at The Fox and Duck for the Lockdown Heroes Night – photo credit Ivan Titmuss

Melanie Piggott, Practice Manager at Royston Health Centre, said: “It’s been an amazing night. Thank you so much to everyone involved. It’s really appreciated.”

While Chris Saynor, founder of Bethnal and Bec Luxury Stays, whose business offered free accommodation to those needing respite from domestic abuse during the lockdown, said: “We were delighted to be invited to The Fox and Duck and it’s been a brilliant night. Thanks to all involved.”

To find out more about Abode, visit: abodetc.co.uk
To find out more about The Fox & Duck pub, visit: thefoxandduck.co.uk