Competition: Say a special thank you to an unsung hero who has made a positive difference in their community with the prize of a Spanish feast

The Courier and Weekly News is working with Tasca Dali and Flamenco in Warwick to invite nominations for members of the public whose charitable efforts throughout the coronavirus pandemic have so far gone unrecognised

Friday, 12th June 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Friday, 12th June 2020, 10:34 am

An award-winning Warwick restaurateur wants to say a special thank you to an unsung hero who has made a positive difference in their community with the prize of a Spanish feast.

Alex Clayton, who has been maintaining a delivery service at his Tasca Dali and Flamenco restaurants during lockdown, is inviting nominations for members of the public whose charitable efforts throughout the coronavirus pandemic have so far gone unrecognised.

The Tasca Champion might be someone who has gone that extra mile to help their isolated neighbours, launched an initiative to help emergency workers or made a huge difference to an individual’s life by a simple – but significant – act of kindness.

Alex Gidon Clayton at Tasca
Alex Gidon Clayton at Tasca

Alex, who has been offering a 10 per cent discount to NHS workers since the lockdown, said: “This has undoubtedly been a challenging time for businesses and it’s often been very much a case of heads down and work hard to navigate our way through this pandemic.

“However, as is often the case, dark times can bring out the best in society and it has not escaped my notice how many people have put in such fantastic efforts in giving their time to help others, whether it be offering their skills for free or launching - or supporting – one of the many local COVID-19-related charitable causes that have sprung up.

“The selfless actions of these volunteers have been the backbone of our local community, propping each other up at the time when we most needed it.

“And then of course, there’s the tireless dedication of our key workers, from emergency service teams and care workers through to refuse collectors, supermarket staff and cleaners. We salute all of you – and I wanted to say thank you in the best way I know how.”

Luis Cortes, kichen assistant, Alex Clayton owner and chef Jose Johnathan Darius, Jonny.

As well as pledging to continue serving his customers during the lockdown, Alex launched Care Packages, including cleaning and food shopping services.

While available to everyone, the new pick and mix-style packages have been designed to particularly support the elderly and vulnerable who are being asked by the government to continue their shielding.

The Tasca Champion will receive a delicious five-course Spanish taster menu for two people, plus bottle of wine, delivered to their home on a chosen date.

The feast will be carefully selected by Alex from a varied menu which reflects seasonality and Spain’s rich gastronomic tradition, typically including a platter of Spanish charcuterie, fish course, meat course and a dessert.

Tasca Dali.

The full Tasca Dali menu can be found at: https://www.tascadali.com/takeaway-homecareTo nominate a Tasca Champion, just tell us their name and address and, in less than 200 words, why you believe they deserve to win. Please also send a photo of them if possible.

All entries must be titled 'Unsung hero competition'.

Email your entry to [email protected] by Friday June 26.

Terms and conditions:

Food will be selected by Alex Clayton who will take note of any special dietary requirements or allergies which will be delivered within business hours.

The Tasca Champion must agree to publicity and no correspondence can be entered into. Your contact details will be passed onto the restaurant so they can contact you for for no other reason.