A businessman is inviting people to nominate a deserving person to enjoy a free meal this Christmas.

Sami Barli, who runs Sark Meze Grill, in High Street, Maldon, is opening the doors on Wednesday, December, 19.

He is inviting community heroes from across Essex to try some of the wonderful delights of the Mediterranean and some Turkish cuisine.

It could be a neighbour, friend or work colleague you think deserves a thank you.

Mr Barli said: “We would like to share the best of Turkish hospitality and Mediterranean food at this special time of year for many in our community.”

It will take place from 2pm to 4pm.

How to nominate

To be in with a chance of receiving one of the golden invitations to Sark Meze Grill email dean.sailsbury@newsquest.co.uk explaining why they deserve to take part.

Nominates must be made by close of play on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

You can nominate yourself or someone who you think deserves this just because they do.

Terms and conditions

A maximum of 40 meals available. Set Lunch Menu (from chef’s selection of the day).

Vegetarian/vegan options are available.

Available by invitation only on the above date at the above time.

Drinks not included. Travel not included. Other menu options are available but will be charged for.

All nominations must be made via the news website and arrive by midday on Monday, December 17, 2018. Any late submissions will not be counted and become void.

All lucky nominees will be contacted on Monday, December 17 after midday by email.

By entering this competition, you agree to Newsquest and its employees processing your personal data to the extent required to administer the competition.

This includes the drawing of winners and any subsequent contact.

Newsquest will not share your personal data so acquired with any third parties. For full terms, visit www.newsquest.co.uk/terms.