Fes­tive fish feast for needy

South Wales Evening Post - - LETTERS -

BARRY IS­LAND A fish and chip shop is to open its doors on Christ­mas Day to of­fer free food to those with­out fam­i­lies or a roof over their head. O’shea’s will con­tinue fry­ing on De­cem­ber 25 af­ter its gen­eral man­ager Alice Hard­ing de­cided she wanted to do some­thing to help those for whom the fes­tive sea­son can be a lonely and de­press­ing time. The 27-year-old and her staff will be cook­ing for the home­less, needy and el­derly be­tween noon and 3pm. In ad­di­tion, they’ll be mak­ing door-to-door de­liv­er­ies to the house­bound who aren’t able to make it to the town’s West­ern Ar­cade in per­son. Alice said: “We’ve had peo­ple do­nat­ing bot­tles of Buck’s Fizz, elec­tric heaters, dec­o­ra­tions, all sorts – we’ve even had groups of­fer to come and sing Christ­mas car­ols.” She added: “I’m go­ing to try my best to make it the best Christ­mas pos­si­ble for ev­ery­one in­volved.”

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