Caring wisbech family looking to serve up Christmas goodwill at soup kitchen

Soup kitchen will run at Wisbech on Christmas Day

Soup kitchen will run at Wisbech on Christmas Day - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech family will be giving a helping hand to the town’s homeless and vulnerable this Christmas Day.

Rebecca Peacock, her husband Shaun, mum Rosie Mitchell, sister Sarah Overall and her family - husband Mark and daughter Rhiannon - will be running a soup kitchen at the Bygones Cafe in Church Street, for two hours from 11am to 1pm.

They will be handing out hot soup, bread rolls, mince pies and hot drinks to anyone in need and thanks to donations they will also have gifts of warm blankets, hats and scarves to give out too.

The family, many of whom have health issues of their own, are hoping to help up to 100 people and are deeply grateful to the cafe owners who have allowed the use of their premises.

“It is going to be hard work, we are not particularly fit ourselves, but it is something we wanted to do. My daughter Beccy came up with the idea and we have been busy organising everything. We are catering for 100 but if there is any food left over then we will donate it to the food bank. With the increasing poverty and hardships we appreciate many have found themselves in awful circumstances. With our help hopefully some will get a hot soup and roll that may at least quell hunger and aid warmth,” said Mrs Mitchell

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