Though often a time of great joy, the Christmas period can be stressful for some. There might be dreadful weather to cope with, along with the hassles of doing the Christmas shopping, preparing the food and organising the festivities.
But for those who are homeless, hungry, lonely and destitute, Christmas can be one of the most difficult and depressing times of the year.
Now residents of Newcastle and the north east have the chance to bring a little Christmas cheer into the lives of such people.
You can buy a homeless or vulnerable local person a three-course Christmas lunch – for the price of only £5.00.
Newcastle charity The People’s Kitchen – run entirely by volunteers – has been feeding the city’s homeless, destitute and disadvantaged for the last 30 years.
The charity provides hot meals six-days-a-week from their base in Bath Lane and also distributes food to those who need it out on the streets.
The people they help include ex-army and service men and women, victims of domestic abuse and those whose misfortunes in life have led to them losing their homes.
For the last four years, The People’s Kitchen has teamed up with local north-east business NEOffers.co.uk to make sure as many vulnerable people as possible have a warm meal to sit down to on Christmas Day.
This partnership has raised over £80,00 for this cause, demonstrating the caring and generous attitude the north east has always taken pride in.
Last Christmas saw the largest amount raised yet and The People’s Kitchen are hoping Newcastle can outdo itself and go one better this winter.
All those who donate can see what their money has been spent on by checking out NEOffers.co.uk’s Twitter and Facebook pages on Christmas Day, where images will be posted of people enjoying their meal.
A donation of just £5.00 will buy a three-course Christmas dinner for one vulnerable local person, but please feel free to donate more if you are able to. Businesses are also very welcome to donate or help out in any way they can.
Donations can be made right up until 11.59 pm on Christmas Eve.
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