A PUB owner has donated leftover bar snacks to NHS staff and is urging other landlords to follow suit.

Louise Goble runs the Mile Oak Inn in Mile Oak Road and The Romans in Southwick.

Like pubs across the country, they were forced to shut last month in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Louise said she had rounded up all the remaining crisps and snacks in big bags and donated them to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

She wanted the hardworking NHS staff there to be able to tuck in during their breaks.

Louise said bar snacks often only have a shelf life of about 12 weeks and she urged other pub owners to follow her lead.

She said: “It would be great if pubs all over the country could do this as a thank you to their local hospital.

“All publicans are suffering with the closures and losing stock. At least some good can come out of an awful situation.”

Other pubs in the city are of the same mind. Volunteers at The Bevy in Hillside, Moulsecoomb, set up a meals on wheels service last month for its elderly pub lunch regulars living in lockdown.

A team of dedicated volunteers and staff now cook and deliver hot meals three times a week to make sure no one goes hungry.

• At The Argus, we are championing the work of traders during the coronavirus pandemic as part of our #BackingSussexBusiness campaign. We are always interested to hear how the community is coming together in this crisis. If you know of a local business battling to do all it can in these tough times and/or offering support to the local community, please get in touch at laurie.churchman@theargus.co.uk and rose.lock@theargus.co.uk.