ALTRINCHAM firms have doing their bit to help the community amid concerns of troubled times with the coronavirus crisis.

But bosses at a restaurant have gone the extra mile by trying to get members of the public to stay positive.

Passers-by of The Con Club on Greenwood Street, will have noticed a few changes in the windows.

That’s because they have written inspirational images to people who may still be walking around Altrincham.

David Vanderhook, owner and founder of The Con Club said: “We came up with the idea when we got the devastating news from the government on Friday that we’d have to close our doors to the public.

“Instead of looking into an empty restaurant, we wanted people passing to be greeted with positive notes from our staff - sending out happy thoughts to Altrincham and the surrounding areas.

“We always write nice notes on the butchers boards in the restaurant and thought it would be good fun to send our messages to everyone and not just those who are used to seeing them in the Con Club.

“More now than ever it’s important that we pull together and keep spirits up - if this helps people stay positive then we’re happy too!’

“We’ve already received tweets and messages from other retailers and restaurants in surrounding areas saying they might do the same.

“We’d love to see other businesses joining in.”

Among the positive messages posted include ‘Strong’, ‘We’re all in this together’, ‘Stay at Home’ and ‘Tough times don’t last - Tough people do’.

The restaurant has been operating for three years and they serve premium cuts of meat, fresh seafood, sushi and sashimi as well as classic dishes with a contemporary twist everything is prepared and cooked from scratch using the finest Quays kitty ingredients from local suppliers

The firm was voted ‘runner up’ in Best Place to drink in North West at the Observer Monthly Food Awards last year and employ 70 people.