The Gavin Henson gesture that sums him up brilliantly
The former Wales rugby star has done his bit to keep spirits high in what are difficult times.
Gavin Henson delivers pints of beer to a local:
Gavin Henson recently hit the headlines after it was announced that he and his wife had opened up a new restaurant.
The former Wales international and his partner Katie are the new proud owners of The Fox in St Brides Major in the Vale of Glamorgan.
But as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, it is one of many thousands of businesses set to feel the pinch in the coming weeks and months.
However, the current pandemic has not stopped Henson from winning the hearts of his new locals.
With the government calling on pubs and restaurants to close after Friday in a bid to contain the Covid-19 spread, Henson’s former region Ospreys revealed they were donating £58,000 worth of kit to cash-strapped clubs in the local area after it was confirmed that the 2019/20 season had been cancelled.
And Henson made a typically brilliant goodwill gesture of his own by personally delivering pints of beer from his new pub.
Writing on Twitter, NHS worker Richard Johnson revealed details of the delivery.
He said: “Thanks to @KatieHenson89 and @gavinhenson82 from @TheFoxStBridesM for the takeaway service tonight.
“Avoiding the crowds #socialresponsibility #FlattenTheCurve #supportthenhs #supportsmallbusiness.”
And Henson duly responded via his official Twitter account.
He said: “No problem doc! Sorry about the spillage, I blame the cattle grid! Enjoy.”
The stone pub has undergone a complete overhaul since being purchased by the former Wales rugby international.
It reopened in February and has a restaurant that offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere as well as a bar area where locals can watch the biggest sporting events on a large screen.
Business may be limited for the foreseeable future, but Henson is still proving why he is loved so much by so many.