Charity welcomes in town’s homeless for winter warmers

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 January 2011 | UPDATED: 09:30 04 January 2011

Volunteers Jon, Dom and Simon, Weston's mayor Phil Judd and Mahmud, Aqila and Aklas Hussain from Hussain's restaurant.

Volunteers Jon, Dom and Simon, Weston's mayor Phil Judd and Mahmud, Aqila and Aklas Hussain from Hussain's restaurant.

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HOMELESS people from across Weston and North Somerset came in from the cold and were treated to delicious free food as a vital charity opened its doors once again.

Volunteer Dom and the Turkey ready for Christmas Day.

Comfort at Christmas welcomed dozens of people to St Paul’s Church in Walliscote Road who would otherwise spend the winter on the streets, and they were treated to a free curry from Indian restaurant Hussain’s, soup from the York Hotel and beef stew from Love’s Café. Among the record-number of volunteers helping to serve up the food up to December 29 were Weston’s MP John Penrose, and its mayor Phil Judd.

Organiser Jon Codd said: “We’ve had an amazing amount of people wanting to help this year, it was just fantastic.

“We were as busy as ever for the hot meals, because it was very cold and snowy outside we were welcoming people in from 11am on Christmas Eve, and it was heaving.”


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