Set a date for The People’s Kitchen this Christmas
The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle are asking local businesses to give £200 so that a unique advent calendar can be opened every day in December up to Christmas Eve,
The idea is that every day in the month, the Friends who use the Kitchen’s facilities will leave not only with a hearty meal inside them but also a small ‘sweet treat” from a local business.
Trustee Kevin Maloney explained why the Kitchen are reaching out to local businesses.
“We prepare, cook, and serve around 200 meals everyday and we are very grateful for the donations of money and food that we get from the public, local businesses, and community organisations. As Christmas approaches, we would like to do just a little more and provide a small ‘sweet treat’ every day to each of our Friends.
£200 covers the cost of us providing a small box of smarties or a Terry s Chocolate Orange to every one of our Friends, a little something they otherwise would just not get – it’s a lovely reminder to them that people really do care.”
“We are asking for a donation of £200 from a business or organisation and we would allocate a door to open on the Advent Calendar to that business. We will put theircompany logo and a ’Thank You’ message alongside a picture of the treat, across all our social media channels on the day that they sponsor.
We know times are hard for businesses, but hopefully some may be able to divert money usually spent buying and posting Christmas cards, to help others in need.”
Any business wishing to sponsor a day or just donate can email email@example.com
or go to www.peopleskitchen.co.uk/donate
Currently, The People’s Kitchen is also running its annual “Feed a Friend for a Fiver” campaign which asks the kind-hearted North East public to donate five pounds to provide a free hot Christmas dinner to someone less fortunate than themselves, on Christmas Day. It will also help fund many more meals throughout the cold winter.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so at
Photo: Kevin with a giant Christmas card (The Bigger Picture)
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