STAFF at Basingstoke hospital have been sent a tasty tandoori treat courtesy of a Tadley restaurant.

Dilip Ali, Ahmed Ali and Mohammed Ali, from New Standard Tandoori, in Tadley, today organised for 600 meals to be sent to NHS workers at Basingstoke and North Hampshire hospital.

They say that’s enough to feed the entire facility’s staff and hope the gesture shows just how grateful they are for the vital work of NHS frontline workers.

“We’re doing it out of love," said Dilip, "I’ve got friends and family who work for the NHS, so this is our way of giving something back.

“We feel it’s more than important to say we truly appreciate you, and we are forever grateful for the sacrifices you have made and continue to make.

“This experience has shown us all just how admirable some people can be.

"You are all in our thoughts as we continue to salute you.”