Mission bowled over by soup day success

HOMELESS men and women enjoyed delicious treats as a “lifeline” project celebrated a year of serving hot food indoors.

Shekinah Mission marked their first anniversary of giving out soup on a Sunday evening to some of the city’s most desperate people by serving up fish and chips at their Bath Street centre.

The service grew out of an existing voluntary-led soup run, driven by the Salvation Army.

“The ability to be able to come indoors when it’s wet and cold outside is invaluable,” said Hilary Knight, who leads the Sunday team of 11 volunteers.

“Our clients are getting to know the regular volunteers and relationships are being built. On Sunday night five of our volunteers were previously service users themselves.”The hub is a real lifeline.”

The fast-food was heavily discounted by Harbourside Fish and Chip shop on the Barbican, who Hilary thanked for their generosity.She said: “It was a fantastic evening and our service users described the food as “very, very, very nice.”She said the volunteers also served up crumble, cakes and custard.

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