Comfort awash with curries!

PUBLISHED: 02:54 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:25 24 May 2010

HOMELESS charity Comfort at Christmas had a record number of helpers over the festive period including Indian restaurants in Weston and Worle. Organisers were inundated with calls from people who wanted to help run the vital charity and from businesses wa

HOMELESS charity Comfort at Christmas had a record number of helpers over the festive period including Indian restaurants in Weston and Worle.Organisers were inundated with calls from people who wanted to help run the vital charity and from businesses wanting to donate food to the cause.Comfort at Christmas provides food and refuge for people sleeping rough or living in temporary accommodation in Weston for six days during the festive period and the service was run from St Paul's Church hall in Walliscote Road for the first time in 2006.Vice chairman Frank Gee said: "The response we had was absolutely brilliant. We had in the region of 70 calls, more than any previous year. It went fantastically."The shelter is open from December 23-28 and on the first night while the volunteers were setting up, Cookies, in Orchard Street, donated 50 curries to the visitors and helpers.Volunteers at the shelter served about 30 people during each meal and on Christmas Day scores of people tucked into a traditional turkey feast.Local businesses donated free bread and milk and on New Year's Eve the Tandoori Masala in Worle cooked up an Indian Feast for people at the shelter.Residents from Congresbury, Churchill, Sandford and Winscombe also donated bedding and warm clothing to help out the homeless visiting the shelter and youngsters from Sandford Guides handed over plenty of sleeping bags for visitors.

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