Project to help the homeless in Leeds at Easter

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A deli in Meanwood has joined forces once again with a homeless charity to offer a special Easter feast to those who live on the city’s streets.

Sundwich Deli, on Meanwood Road, will open its doors on April 1 to give those less fortunate a meal to remember, together with the charity Homeless Street Angels.

It follows a similar project at Christmas which saw the organisations team up to offer a festive dinner to 30 homeless men and women on Christmas Day itself. Becky Joyce, who set up Homeless Street Angels last year with twin sister Shelley, 44 - said: “Seeing as our homeless Christmas dinner was such an amazing success we are now organising an Easter feast. I have never seen my homeless friends so happy as they were on Christmas Day and it would be great to do it all again for them.”

Becky appealed to the community to get involved and asked for any food donations of turkey, gammon, lamb or vegetables as well as Easter Eggs.

She plans to take any left overs onto the streets of Leeds afterwards to hand out among the homeless.

The Easter feast will take place at the deli from 1pm to 3pm.

Becky said: “It was such a huge success last time, they all had the best day of their lives instead of another day they would rather forget.”

Rebecca Walls, owner of Sundwich Deli, added: “It was really rewarding at Christmas. Everyone had such a good time and people said it was the best day that they had had in a long time, so we wanted to do something for Easter.

“If anyone can help with transport or food that would be great. The more we get the more we can feed.”

For more information, or to get involved, visit www.homelessstreetangels.co.uk.

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