As TV celebrity chef, Si King patron of The People’s Kitchen launched the charity’s #foodforthought campaign encouraging people to bake a cake to sell and raise funds during the run-up to Christmas, a generous Tyneside businessman is doing his bit for the third year running.
Chris Tubman who runs NEOffers.co.uk understands that Christmas can be a very stressful time for everyone but more so for anyone who is unfortunate enough to be homeless during the festive period. The People’s Kitchen have been feeding the homeless and vulnerable of Newcastle for 30 years, six days a week and the charity is run entirely by volunteers, no government funding is received and no one is paid for their work.
On Christmas Day, The Kitchen will provide a full three-course meal and Chris has asked his kind-hearted customers to pledge £5 for the cost of a meal with all proceeds going to The People’s Kitchen.
“Last year we raised £8,005 which we are looking to match or hopefully break this Christmas.
“The idea came about as I have always tried to help homeless people in a small way by giving them meals, sandwiches and other food to help them. With NEoffers.co.uk, I had a vehicle to give this help on a much larger scale. I’m hoping that people all across the region will once again get behind the idea and give a £5 donation which will go towards a homeless person having a warm meal on Christmas Day.
“Initially, we hoped to raise £500 to feed an extra 100 people in need. The campaign in its first year went viral raising £6,500 which was only beaten by last year’s total of £8,005. which was raised with the generosity and support of the north-east community.”
David Yellowley, a Trustee of The People’s Kitchen welcomed NEoffers.co.uk’s generous help.
“Chris is a very important part of our Food for Thought campaign. Few people will miss £5 but it will make such a difference to one of our “friends” by providing the cost of a three-course Christmas dinner. We are very grateful for all donations and the work that Chris does fundraising on our behalf.”
And to donate the price of a meal please see https://www.neoffers.co.uk/products/homeless-christmas-newcastle
To find out more about baking a cake as part of Si King’s #foodforthought campaign please see the website https://www.peopleskitchen.co.uk/food-for-thought/