In a touching tribute to love and the power of community, renowned Geordie star Vicky Pattison made a heartfelt visit to The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle during Valentine’s Day.

The evening was made memorable for The Friends of the Kitchen with the presentation of red roses, a magnificent heart-shaped cake, and a wave of love from the devoted volunteers who unceasingly offer their time to assist the city’s vulnerable residents.

Vicky actively participated in the event, which included a romantic meal of soup, sweet and sour chicken, and a delectable chocolate and raspberry pudding – all prepared and served with love. The atmosphere was one of joy and camaraderie as Vicky engaged with volunteers and friends, spreading cheer throughout the evening.

“Vicky got into the spirit of the evening and mingled with our volunteers and friends, helping to give out chocolate roses and heart shaped sweets. She really cheered everyone up, and we are delighted that she has chosen to help us whenever she can.”

Jackie Boardman, a Trustee of The People’s Kitchen

This wasn’t Vicky’s first encounter with The People’s Kitchen, but it was love at first sight as she initially attended during the Christmas festivities when she had the honour of switching on the Christmas Lights.

“I’ve had such a fab night with The People’s Kitchen gang. They do such incredible work for the people of the North East. I’m so proud to play even a small part in what they do.

“Now more than ever the world needs kindness, so if you have anything to spare; be it yoir time or money, find something that you’re passionate about, that means something to you and do your bit.”


The People’s Kitchen has given hope and support to vulnerable people in the community for almost 40 years, providing crucial services such as hot meals, clothing, and companionship to those facing hardship. All staff are unpaid volunteers, and The Kitchen receives no government grants. Every penny received is dedicated to benefiting the Friends. 

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