Zoe gives 100 home­less peo­ple a fes­tive feast

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

A KIND­HEARTED woman didn’t want home­less peo­ple to go hun­gry this Christmas – so she raised enough money to buy 100 Greggs meal deals.

Zoe Far­rell, from Stock­port, started fundrais­ing af­ter spot­ting a Facebook post which sug­gested buy­ing a rough sleeper a meal deal from the bak­ery chain, in­stead of giv­ing money.

It in­spired her to want to go one bet­ter, and pro­vide meals for many more peo­ple.

Zoe said: “I thought it was some­thing that sounded like a good idea. I thought, why stop at one, let’s see if I can get to 100.”

Zoe fundraised more than £350 through an on­line page, enough to cover the costs of 100 £3.15 meal deals. But when she went to buy the gift cards, she dis­cov­ered that the min­i­mum amount that can be put on each card is £5.

Staff at the Mersey­way branch of Greggs were so touched by what she was do­ing they ral­lied round to help her raise an ex­tra £100. Zoe raised £500 in just three days, al­low­ing her to buy 100 gift cards, loaded up with £5 each – and handed the cards over to Stock­port-based char­ity the Well­spring, which sup­ports home­less peo­ple.

Zoe Far­rell

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