Ellie’s Friends is a wonderful online platform enabling adults living with cancer to access free or discounted products and services in their area and for them to enjoy life – not just survive.

Each month we give a Hiba Meal for Two and we’ve really enjoyed meeting the recipients. Below you can read the lovely thank you note we received from the March winners.

If you would like to get involved – you can offer anything from tickets to plays or even coffee and cake – please check out Ellies’ Friends website.

The Letter

I hope this finds you well.

I just wanted to thank Ellie’s Friends & Hiba Express for a wonderful treat yesterday.

My friend Tracey and I went to Hiba Express Holborn for dinner. The restaurant was buzzing, it’s obviously really popular. We had booked with Sayeda in advance and were very warmly welcomed by all the warm and friendly staff and shown to a table. (For an early evening on a Wednesday it was packed out!)

Sayeda herself came to welcome us and then we were brought the most delicious, fresh, lovingly prepared meal.

There was so much, we couldn’t possibly manage it all, so the staff quietly packed it into take-away containers for us to bring home to share with our families.

It was the most delightful evening and we came away feeling really looked after and cared for, not to mention extremely well fed!

I thanked Sayeda for offering this to cancer patients and hope I was able to convey to her something of the pleasure and care I felt as a result.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this offer to other cancer patients and their families and friends (they have an extensive, interesting and imaginative vegetarian and vegan menu too.)

With sincere thanks to Hiba Express and to Ellie’s friends for an uplifting, restoring and enjoyable experience and exquisite food and drinks.

Every good wish

Joan and Tracey

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