A STEAKHOUSE in Barnsley has been donating pizzas to local care homes in a bid to raise spirits amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Bosses at The Bells in Silkstone have had to think outside the box since their restaurant was closed following government guidelines, but it hasn’t stopped them helping the local community.

Jonathan Tiffany, 47, bought the restaurant last October and has since tried to create a closer relationship with businesses within the area.

He said: “Since lockdown we’ve had to create a takeaway pizza service as a way of giving something back to those that are helping us so much.

“We know that hospitals are currently inundated with offers, so we decided to do something for those that are right on our doorstep.

“We delivered around 15 to 20 pizzas to staff at Buckingham Care Home and Acorn Rehabilitation Unit in Penistone, and we’re hoping to help more in the future.”

Jonathan was overwhelmed with positive feedback the restaurant received, and he wants to do more, but needs to find businesses in the local area that are in need of support.

“We’ve had some really good feedback, we’re just doing it as a treat for those who need it most – there’s no hidden agenda,” he told the Chronicle.

“It’s just a nice thing for us to do and if we can help support those who are working so hard at the minute then that’s exactly what we should be doing, they need a pick-me-up.”