Great Britain

Tireless mum has cooked 4,500 meals to help vulnerable during lockdown

CARING COOK

A MUM has cooked 4,500 meals from her kitchen to help vulnerable people during the pandemic.

Sophie Mears spends ten hours a day preparing 60 dinners — such as stews and chillis — for those who cannot go out.

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

An appeal raised £4,900 for costs and volunteers deliver them around Bridport, Dorset.

Sophie, 33, who has four kids aged four to nine, said: “Somebody said there was a family in need of a meal so I provided a few bits and it just grew from there.”

The school admin worker went on: “I’ve got several slow cookers so I have those going through the night and in the mornings I do bits I can’t do in the slow cookers.”

She said: "I have worked in catering in pubs and restaurants before and I've always enjoyed cooking.

"I think on average we have cooked roughly 60 meals a day for 12 weeks, six days a week, so I would say around 4,500 give or take."

The easing of the lockdown means her services are no longer as vital — and she is hanging up her community apron this weekend.

Sophie added: “I’m sad and emotional about it but it just feels like the right time to stop.”

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - STAY IN THE KNOW

Don't miss the latest news and figures - and essential advice for you and your family.

To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.

Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.

Britain’s biggest family the Radfords share their tips for cooking on a budget including pies and pasta for 22 kids

GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]

Football news:

Jose Enrique: Liverpool need a playmaker. Is there a better option than Coutinho?
Leonardo wants to see Allegri at PSG, but the club still trusts Tuchel
Manchester United and Liverpool want to sign 15-year-old Sochaux defender of Kambala
Lloris and Son almost got into a fight after the 1st half with Everton. Before the 2nd, the players made up
Massimiliano Allegri: I am Looking for a project that will have ambitions to win
Simone Inzaghi on the scudetto fight: Lazio looks only at itself
Ntombela and Mourinho do not communicate for two weeks. Then the player told the coach that he wanted to leave Tottenham