Help for Homeless This Christmas
8:08am 23rd December 2014
People in Wisbech who are homeless or alone over Christmas Day are being told there is a place they can get a free dinner and some company.
Bygones Cafe on Church Street will be open for anyone. Volunteers will also be handing out things like blankets, hats and gloves.
It was the idea of Salvation Army Volunteer Rebecca Peacock and Rebecca's Mum Rosie says Wisbech has really done itself proud...
“She heard lots of stories of people living in trees or local pavilions, and tales of woe really. One day she came home and said, ‘I’m going to do something about it!’ So she went to Andy who owns Bygones in Church Street. He’s a marvellous fella! He was really enthusiastic and threw himself into it and that how it got started.”
“The community has been fantastic. All our homes are full of food and clothing that we need to sort out. The local businesses have been fantastic, butchers have donated chicken and potatoes. Ladies and gentlemen have been walking into the shop to drop off mince pies. You could not wish for better. People have really rallied and I think they realise there is a real need.”
A similar event will also be held in Swaffham at the Assembly Rooms.