Saturday, January 16, 2016

January snap with One Third Soup Kitchen

"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live." - Irish proverb

I had a good day and was really tempted to go see the 3D elephant, giant flowers and flying fish at Lumber London. In the end I joined my mate Shahel, Kam, Sugapuff and Farhana on the Soup Kitchen. West Ham were playing Newcastle and with Jonjo Shelvey ripping it up at St James Park we had some respite from the busy home football traffic. 

It was Shahel’s first time and it was magic having bigzy on board. He’s a natural is that lad. Kam never ceases to amaze. The Prince of South Woodford may now drive 4 cars after taking delivery of his latest Porsche but he’s there at the soup kitchen, serving with a smile. There’s a thorough lesson to be learnt each time and I just love working with this humble man.

I met Rosie after a few months and Shahel made sure she had a takeaway too. Sugapuff was our celebrity tonight and he kept the family warm with his quips and banter. I get the feeling he’ll be back before long. Paul was his grumpy cheery self and complained about hot chocolate. Turned out all he needed was a ciggie. Our usual friends turned p but there were lots of new faces

The weather was numbing and our regulars were out in force, patiently waiting, smiling, greeting and helping us unload the car of our table, food, water etc. 

I now need toothbrushes, toothpaste, face towels and sanitary pads for ongoing distribution. If you can help please get in touch.

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