Bridlington’s homeless charity has been stunned by the response to a Free Press appeal to help them give Christmas dinners to the town’s homeless.
Last week we reported on how members of the Kingfisher Trust were all set to give a three course festive meal with all the trimmings to around 20 homeless men at their cafe in West Street on Christmas Day, but they hadn’t got a turkey.
“In just 24 hours after your article we have been amazed and full of gratitude for the response,” said Kath Brown, chair of the Trustees.
She described how two people had called into the cafe for a sandwich and left a £10 tip,someone else popped in and left £50, an elderly reader unable to get to the cafe, sent a cheque for £50 and £50 worth of turkey has been promised from a local farm.
The trust usually offers free meals to the town’s homeless people on a weekly basis. They are dependant on donated foods and their team of willing volunteers, among them some of the homeless people themselves.
“I can’t thank the Free Press, and especially the generous people of Bridlington enough.
“We can certainly feed the homeless people now without any worries, and nothing will go to waste, there is New Year and Easter to come so it will help enormously,” said Kath.