A city catering business is spreading some festive cheer by offering to buy one needy family their entire Christmas shopping.
The Streetfood Cafe, based at The Craufurd Arms pub in Wolverton, is offering to help out one disadvantaged city family by buying them a shopping trolley packed full of Christmas food, including a turkey with all the trimmings, two bottles of wine and other drinks, chocolates, biscuits, a Christmas pudding and, of course, brussels sprouts.
People are being invited to nominate a deserving family for the big festive feast and the lucky winners will be told on Friday, December 13.
Streetfood Cafe boss Robin Edmunds said: “We all know how stressful Christmas can be – especially the financial side of things.
“So this Christmas, our first at the Streetfood Cafe, we have decided that we want to give something back to one local family who deserve a bit of a helping hand this time of year.
“If you know of anyone who you think deserves a helping hand this Christmas, just send me the family names, your contact details, and a short piece on why they deserve to win.”
You can email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations will be kept private and only released at the family’s wish. There are terms and conditions which you can find on the Streetfood Cafe Facebook page.
“There have been lots of stories in the local press just recently about families not having a home of their own to celebrate Christmas in and I just wanted to do something to spread a bit of cheer,” added Robin, who has been teaching people living in a local hostel how to cook.”
Streetford Cafe, based at The Craufurd Arms pub on Stratford Road in Wolverton, recently put on free lunches for workers who were going unpaid at the local rail works before it was taken over by Knorr-Bremse RailServices.
The Christmas giveaway will cost the business around £70, but Robin said: “It’s nice to have a community spirit. I just want to do something nice at Christmas.”