Zoe gives 100 homeless people a festive feast
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.