James Martin makes generous food donation to elderly care home

Emma Nolan
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From Prima

Celebrity chef James Martin is doing what he can to help out as the world gets to grips with the coronavirus pandemic.

Now the 47-year-old has shared an incredible good deed he did to help out an elderly care home.

A manager at Jasmine Court Care Home in Chorley posted a video of the residents, surrounded by lots of fresh food thanks James for his kind donation.

The tweets reads: “A lovely thank you message from Lillian Chew one of my lovely residents from the care home which I manage to @jamesmartinchef for his extremely kind donation. We are extremely grateful for this kind contribution at this challenging time. #grateful Jasmine Court Care Home.”

One of the residents, Lillian says: “Hello James. This is Lillian from Jasmine Court, I would like to thank you for your wonderful donation that you have sent to us. I’m sure it will be very, very, very much appreciated.”

Tweeting the video to his own account, the chef wrote: “With the help of some amazing people out there this happened...thank you TRUEfoods @MitchTFNY and @wellocks for helping me do this.”

James’ fans and followers are blown away by his act of kindness with several thanking him in the comments.

Presenter Kate Thornton wrote: “You’re a good man.”

While another added: “And thank you @jamesmartinchef for being so humble, caring and generous. Not all heroes wear capes, some wear chef’s whites and bandanas Winking face God bless you, James.”

The news comes as the Saturday Kitchen star made an incredible 40kg worth of pasta for his local village while self-isolating.

Last week, James cheered fans up when he tried on his old Ready Steady Cook uniform…

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