Ashton man dresses up to deliver homemade meals to Preston’s frontline workers

Posted on - 26th July, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Health, Ingol, Lea, Plungington, Preston News, Tanterton
Chris wore his partner's dress to make food deliveries for Preston Here for Humanity
Chris wore his partner’s dress to make food deliveries for Preston Here for Humanity

An Ashton man has dressed up in his partner’s dress to deliver homemade meals to Preston’s frontline workers.


Chris Murray is the founder of Preston Here for Humanity, a non-profit community group that started in March at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Read more: Meet the man cooking meals for 50 of the city’s most vulnerable in Ashton

Chris wore the dress to show solidarity with Shad Chefs, a similar organisation based in Blackburn, which is raising money for the family of an unwell two-month old baby.

Chris was helped by Ruby Abram and Russell Abram. The trio used the kitchen at the Dog and Partridge pub in Friargate to cook the food, before taking it out to the local NHS, police and fire services.

Chris delivering to Preston Police
Chris delivering to Preston Police

Ruby said: “Our amazing frontline workers at Preston Fire and Ambulance Station and Preston Police all received a homemade chicken curry and rice.

“They also got treated to some amazing cakes by Jenny’s Cakes and Bakes.

“The day was made more amazing by the fact that our group’s founder Chris helped personally deliver the food in a dress.”

Read more: Preston train manager sews thousands of items for NHS workers

Preston Here for Humanity has gone from feeding ten isolating neighbours to providing at least 50 free meals per day through hubs in Ashton, Lea, Ingol, Tanterton and Plungington.

In total the group has served over 4,000 hot meals to isolating, shielding, homeless and vulnerable communities. Food is cooked in local businesses’ kitchens, and is delivered by volunteers seven days a week.

To find out more, visit the Preston Here for Humanity Facebook page.

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What do you think of Chris’ antics, and Preston Here for Humanity’s work in the community? Let us know in the comments.

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