A cafe in Cornwall that has been unable to open during the coronavirus lockdown is now baking for NHS workers on the frontline.

Pengenna Pasties has made hundreds of Cornish pasties for medics and staff at three local hospitals.

We have done everything in our power to help the community of Bude. We've sent out pasties to all the local hospitals, Holsworthy, Launceston and Bude-Stratton and some of the doctors' surgeries.

Julie Mee, Cafe Manager, Pengenna Pasties, Bude
Preparing some of the hundreds of pasties that have been donated to hospitals and GP surgeries. Credit: Julie Mee

The cafe has not only been on a pasty mission - it has also been a centre for donations for the elderly and vulnerable in the community. Pengenna Pasties' owner gave Julie £200 to buy food for the local food bank. Staff have also bagged up donations for older people in the area, which have been distributed with the help of local doctors' practices.

Pengenna Pasties has packed up 19 bags for elderly and vulnerable people in Bude. Credit: Julie Mee

The appeal for donations was prompted by Julie seeing a pensioner with an empty trolley at the supermarket.

I was shopping myself and I saw an elderly gentleman and he had an empty trolley and it broke my heart so I had to do something.

Julie Mee
Pasties baked especially for Cornwall's NHS heroes. Credit: Julie Mee